Debian DSA-3657-1 : libarchive - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93238

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Hanno Boeck and Marcin Noga discovered multiple vulnerabilities in libarchive; processing malformed archives may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the libarchive packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u2.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3657

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93238

File Name: debian_DSA-3657.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/31/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8916, 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-2015-8928, 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

DSA: 3657