SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2022:4209-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168167



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:4209-1 advisory.

- In libarchive 3.6.1, the software does not check for an error after calling calloc function that can return with a NULL pointer if the function fails, which leads to a resultant NULL pointer dereference or, in some cases, even arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2022-36227)

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


Update the affected bsdtar, libarchive-devel and / or libarchive13 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 168167

File Name: suse_SU-2022-4209-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/24/2022

Updated: 11/30/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-36227


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-36227

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:4209-1