GLSA-201701-03 : libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 96234

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-03 (libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive file possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/libarchive-3.2.2'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-03

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96234

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-03.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 1/3/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/1/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2304, CVE-2015-8915, CVE-2015-8916, CVE-2015-8917, CVE-2015-8918, CVE-2015-8919, CVE-2015-8920, CVE-2015-8921, CVE-2015-8922, CVE-2015-8923, CVE-2015-8924, CVE-2015-8925, CVE-2015-8926, CVE-2015-8927, CVE-2015-8928, CVE-2015-8929, CVE-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-1541, CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4301, CVE-2016-4302, CVE-2016-4809, CVE-2016-5418, CVE-2016-5844, CVE-2016-6250, CVE-2016-7166, CVE-2016-8687, CVE-2016-8688, CVE-2016-8689

GLSA: 201701-03