Debian DLA-554-1 : libarchive security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92500
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a library for reading and writing archives in various formats. An attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial of service against an application using the libarchive library (application crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/07/msg00016.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libarchive

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92500

File Name: debian_DLA-554.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/22/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: 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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdcpio, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive12, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/21/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: 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-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4302, CVE-2016-4809, CVE-2016-5844