NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : libarchive Vulnerability (NS-SA-2020-0013)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135760



The remote machine is affected by a vulnerability.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04, has libarchive packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

- A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in libarchive in the way it processes RAR archives when there is an error in one of the archive's entries. An application that accepts untrusted RAR archives may be vulnerable to this flaw, which could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service or to potentially execute code. (CVE-2019-18408)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL libarchive packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135760

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2020-0013_libarchive.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2020

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18408


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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


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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18408