Debian DSA-3677-1 : libarchive - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93695


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


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which may lead to denial of service (memory consumption and application crash), bypass of sandboxing restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files with arbitrary data from an archive, or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libarchive packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93695

File Name: debian_DSA-3677.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/26/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/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: 9/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5418, CVE-2016-6250, CVE-2016-7166

DSA: 3677