GLSA-202003-28 : libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 134605

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202003-28 (libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive file possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/libarchive-3.4.2'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-28

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134605

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202003-28.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 3/16/2020

Updated: 3/18/2020

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18408, CVE-2020-9308

GLSA: 202003-28