SUSE SLES11 Security Update : bsdtar (SUSE-SU-2016:1939-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93187


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


bsdtar was updated to fix seven security issues. These security issues were fixed :

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

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

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

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

- CVE-2015-2304: Reject absolute paths in input mode of bsdcpio exactly when '..' is rejected (bsc#920870).

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 Studio Onsite 1.3:zypper in -t patch slestso13-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp2-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-bsdtar-12672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-bsdtar-12672=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93187

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1939-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/29

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive2, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2304, CVE-2015-8918, CVE-2015-8920, CVE-2015-8921, CVE-2015-8924, CVE-2015-8929, CVE-2016-4809

BID: 73137

OSVDB: 117148, 118251, 118253, 118255, 118259, 140116, 140484