CentOS 8 : libarchive (CESA-2019:3698)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145623

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2019:3698 advisory.

- libarchive: Out-of-bounds read in lha_read_data_none (CVE-2017-14503)

- libarchive: Double free in RAR decoder resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2018-1000877)

- libarchive: Use after free in RAR decoder resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2018-1000878)

- libarchive: Out of bounds read in archive_read_support_format_7zip.c resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2019-1000019)

- libarchive: Infinite recursion in archive_read_support_format_iso9660.c resulting in denial of service (CVE-2019-1000020)

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

Solution

Update the affected bsdtar, libarchive and / or libarchive-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:3698

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145623

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-3698.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 1/25/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000878

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libarchive, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libarchive-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14503, CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2019-1000019, CVE-2019-1000020

BID: 106324

RHSA: 2019:3698