Debian DSA-3180-1 : libarchive - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81654


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Alexander Cherepanov discovered that bsdcpio, an implementation of the'cpio' program part of the libarchive project, is susceptible to a directory traversal vulnerability via absolute paths.


Upgrade the libarchive packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81654

File Name: debian_DSA-3180.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/06

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2304

DSA: 3180