VDB-99228 · CVE-2016-10209 · BID 97327

libarchive 3.2.2 archive_string.c archive_wstring_append_from_mbs null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in libarchive 3.2.2 (File Compression Software). Affected is the function archive_wstring_append_from_mbs of the file archive_string.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 12/13/2016. The weakness was presented 04/03/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared for download at github.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-10209 since 02/07/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 111 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99609 (Fedora 25 : libarchive (2017-55a8f10223)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171705 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for libarchive (SUSE-SU-2018:3640-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (99609). See 100756, 100757, 106164 and 106749 for similar entries.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 99609
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : libarchive (2017-55a8f10223)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for libarchive FEDORA-2017-55a8f10223
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Recommended: Upgrade
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12/13/2016 🔍
02/07/2017 +56 days 🔍
04/03/2017 +55 days 🔍
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04/22/2017 +18 days 🔍
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Sourcesinfo

Advisory: FEDORA-2017-55a8f10223
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-10209 (🔍)
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SecurityFocus: 97327 - libarchive CVE-2016-10209 Denial Of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-10209 - libarchive - Denial of Service Issue

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Entryinfo

Created: 04/03/2017 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/24/2022 04:20 PM
Changes: 04/03/2017 04:50 PM (75), 08/25/2020 10:31 AM (8), 11/24/2022 04:05 PM (4), 11/24/2022 04:13 PM (1), 11/24/2022 04:20 PM (1)
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