SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2016:1909-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93185


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


libarchive was updated to fix 20 security issues. These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2015-8918: Overlapping memcpy in CAB parser (bsc#985698).

- CVE-2015-8919: Heap out of bounds read in LHA/LZH parser (bsc#985697).

- CVE-2015-8920: Stack out of bounds read in ar parser (bsc#985675).

- CVE-2015-8921: Global out of bounds read in mtree parser (bsc#985682).

- CVE-2015-8922: NULL pointer access in 7z parser (bsc#985685).

- CVE-2015-8923: Unclear crashes in ZIP parser (bsc#985703).

- CVE-2015-8924: Heap buffer read overflow in tar (bsc#985609).

- CVE-2015-8925: Unclear invalid memory read in mtree parser (bsc#985706).

- CVE-2015-8926: NULL pointer access in RAR parser (bsc#985704).

- CVE-2015-8928: Heap out of bounds read in mtree parser (bsc#985679).

- CVE-2015-8929: Memory leak in tar parser (bsc#985669).

- CVE-2015-8930: Endless loop in ISO parser (bsc#985700).

- CVE-2015-8931: Undefined behavior / signed integer overflow in mtree parser (bsc#985689).

- CVE-2015-8932: Compress handler left shifting larger than int size (bsc#985665).

- CVE-2015-8933: Undefined behavior / signed integer overflow in TAR parser (bsc#985688).

- CVE-2015-8934: Out of bounds read in RAR (bsc#985673).

- CVE-2016-4300: Heap buffer overflow vulnerability in the 7zip read_SubStreamsInfo (bsc#985832).

- CVE-2016-4301: Stack buffer overflow in the mtree parse_device (bsc#985826).

- CVE-2016-4302: Heap buffer overflow in the Rar decompression functionality (bsc#985835).

- CVE-2016-4809: Memory allocate error with symbolic links in cpio archives (bsc#984990).

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1123=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1123=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1123=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93185

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1909-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/29

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8918, 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-2015-8929, CVE-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4301, CVE-2016-4302, CVE-2016-4809

OSVDB: 118200, 118251, 118253, 118254, 118255, 118256, 118257, 118259, 118650, 119727, 122496, 140116, 140246, 140247, 140248, 140478, 140479, 140480, 140481, 140484