Debian DSA-3574-1 : libarchive - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91052


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


Rock Stevens, Andrew Ruef and Marcin 'Icewall' Noga discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the zip_read_mac_metadata function in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user or automated system is tricked into processing a specially crafted ZIP file.


Upgrade the libarchive packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91052

File Name: debian_DSA-3574.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1541

DSA: 3574