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

high Nessus Plugin ID 93185
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=984990

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985609

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985665

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985669

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985673

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985675

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985679

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985682

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985685

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985688

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985689

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985697

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985698

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985700

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985703

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985704

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985706

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985826

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985832

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985835

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8918/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8919/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8920/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8921/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8922/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8923/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8924/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8925/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8926/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8928/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8929/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8930/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8931/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8932/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8933/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8934/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4300/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4301/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4302/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4809/

http://www.nessus.org/u?62166a5b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93185

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

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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

Risk Factor: High

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: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2016

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