SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2019:0831-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 123636


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for libarchive fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2018-1000877: Fixed a double free vulnerability in RAR decoder (bsc#1120653)

CVE-2018-1000878: Fixed a Use-After-Free vulnerability in RAR decoder (bsc#1120654)

CVE-2018-1000879: Fixed a NULL pointer Dereference vulnerability in ACL parser (bsc#1120656)

CVE-2018-1000880: Fixed an Improper Input Validation vulnerability in WARC parser (bsc#1120659)

CVE-2019-1000019: Fixed an Out-Of-Bounds Read vulnerability in 7zip decompression (bsc#1124341)

CVE-2019-1000020: Fixed an Infinite Loop vulnerability in ISO9660 parser (bsc#1124342)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2019-831=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-831=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123636

File Name: suse_SU-2019-0831-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/2/2019

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Azure, Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bsdtar-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000879, CVE-2018-1000880, CVE-2019-1000019, CVE-2019-1000020