Executive Summary

Title sharutils security update
Name DSA-4167 First vendor Publication 2018-04-05
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2018-04-05
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A buffer-overflow vulnerability was discovered in Sharutils, a set of utilities handle Shell Archives. An attacker with control on the input of the unshar command, could crash the application or execute arbitrary code in the its context.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.14-2+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:4.15.2-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sharutils packages.

For the detailed security status of sharutils please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/sharutils

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4167

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Os 3
Os 2

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2018-04-06 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-4167.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2018-04-16 00:21:08
  • Multiple Updates
2018-04-05 21:18:53
  • First insertion