SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2016:2911-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 95367
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for libarchive fixes several issues. These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-8687: Buffer overflow when printing a filename (bsc#1005070).

- CVE-2016-8689: Heap overflow when reading corrupted 7Zip files (bsc#1005072).

- CVE-2016-8688: Use after free because of incorrect calculation in next_line (bsc#1005076).

- CVE-2016-5844: Integer overflow in the ISO parser in libarchive allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted ISO file (bsc#986566).

- CVE-2016-6250: Integer overflow in the ISO9660 writer in libarchive allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or execute arbitrary code via vectors related to verifying filename lengths when writing an ISO9660 archive, which trigger a buffer overflow (bsc#989980).

- CVE-2016-5418: The sandboxing code in libarchive mishandled hardlink archive entries of non-zero data size, which might allowed remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a crafted archive file (bsc#998677).

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1698=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005070

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005072

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005076

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986566

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=989980

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=998677

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-2304/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5418/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5844/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6250/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8687/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8688/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8689/

http://www.nessus.org/u?371d332b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95367

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2911-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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: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: 11/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2304, CVE-2016-5418, CVE-2016-5844, CVE-2016-6250, CVE-2016-8687, CVE-2016-8688, CVE-2016-8689

BID: 73137