CentOS 8 : libarchive (CESA-2020:0271)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145912

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2020:0271 advisory.

- 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)

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-2020:0271

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145912

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2020-0271.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

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: 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/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18408

RHSA: 2020:0271