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

High Nessus Plugin ID 95367


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


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.


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'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95367

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

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/28

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/25

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

OSVDB: 117148, 139654, 140356, 142331, 144365, 144366, 144367, 144368, 144730, 147389