Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-1310-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57341

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain ISO 9660 image files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted ISO 9660 image file, a remote attacker could cause libarchive to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-1777)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain tar archive files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted tar file, a remote attacker could cause libarchive to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-1778).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libarchive1 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1310-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57341

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1310-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/20

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libarchive1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1777, CVE-2011-1778

BID: 47737

USN: 1310-1