openSUSE Security Update : libarchive (openSUSE-2016-1405)

high Nessus Plugin ID 95559



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected libarchive packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95559

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1405.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/6/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bsdtar-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive13, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive13-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive13-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libarchive13-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2016

Reference Information

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