Executive Summary

Title libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities
Name GLSA-201908-11 First vendor Publication 2019-08-15
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2019-08-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

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:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libarchive, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.


libarchive is a library for manipulating different streaming archive formats, including certain tar variants, several cpio formats, and both BSD and GNU ar variants.


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


Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/libarchive-3.3.3"


[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14166 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14166
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-14501 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14501
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-14502 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14502
[ 4 ] CVE-2017-14503 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14503


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201908-11.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
80 % CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read
20 % CWE-193 Off-by-one Error

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Os 2
Os 2

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2018-12-28 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-4360.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-30 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-1600.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2017-09-11 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-1092.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2019-08-15 21:18:41
  • First insertion