Debian DLA-657-1 : libarchive security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 94077

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that libarchive mishandled hardlink archive entries of non-zero data size, possibly allowing remote attackers to to write to arbitrary files via especially crafted archives.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/10/msg00013.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94077

File Name: debian_DLA-657.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdcpio, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive12, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5418