Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-3033-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92312

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Hanno Bock discovered that libarchive contained multiple security issues when processing certain malformed archive files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libarchive to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-8916, CVE-2015-8917 CVE-2015-8919, CVE-2015-8920, CVE-2015-8921, CVE-2015-8922, CVE-2015-8923, CVE-2015-8924, CVE-2015-8925, CVE-2015-8926, CVE-2015-8928, CVE-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-5844)

Marcin 'Icewall' Noga discovered that libarchive contained multiple security issues when processing certain malformed archive files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libarchive to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4302)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled memory allocation with large cpio symlinks. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly cause libarchive to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4809).

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 libarchive12 and / or libarchive13 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3033-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92312

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3033-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/15

Updated: 2018/12/01

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: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libarchive12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libarchive13, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8916, CVE-2015-8917, CVE-2015-8919, CVE-2015-8920, CVE-2015-8921, CVE-2015-8922, CVE-2015-8923, CVE-2015-8924, CVE-2015-8925, CVE-2015-8926, CVE-2015-8928, CVE-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4302, CVE-2016-4809, CVE-2016-5844

USN: 3033-1