FreeBSD : p7zip -- out-of-bounds read vulnerability (d706a3a3-4a7c-11e6-97f7-5453ed2e2b49)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92346


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Cisco Talos reports :

An out-of-bounds read vulnerability exists in the way 7-Zip handles Universal Disk Format (UDF) files.

Central to 7-Zip's processing of UDF files is the CInArchive::ReadFileItem method. Because volumes can have more than one partition map, their objects are kept in an object vector. To start looking for an item, this method tries to reference the proper object using the partition map's object vector and the 'PartitionRef' field from the Long Allocation Descriptor. Lack of checking whether the 'PartitionRef' field is bigger than the available amount of partition map objects causes a read out-of-bounds and can lead, in some circumstances, to arbitrary code execution.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92346

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d706a3a34a7c11e697f75453ed2e2b49.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Published: 7/18/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p7zip, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/15/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2335