CentOS 7 : libarchive (CESA-2020:0203)

high Nessus Plugin ID 133315

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for libarchive is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libarchive programming library can create and read several different streaming archive formats, including GNU tar, cpio, and ISO 9660 CD-ROM images. Libarchive is used notably in the bsdtar utility, scripting language bindings such as python-libarchive, and several popular desktop file managers.

Security Fix(es) :

* libarchive: use-after-free in archive_read_format_rar_read_data when there is an error in the decompression of an archive entry (CVE-2019-18408)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Solution

Update the affected libarchive packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5324b26e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133315

File Name: centos_RHSA-2020-0203.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2020

Updated: 2/3/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18408

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bsdcpio, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libarchive, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libarchive-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18408

RHSA: 2020:0203