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cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201312-09 / cabextract
Release Date December 14, 2013
Latest Revision December 14, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-arch/cabextract < 1.3 >= 1.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #329891


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cabextract, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


cabextract is free software for extracting Microsoft cabinet files.


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


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted archive in a .cab file, related to the libmspack library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All cabextract users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/cabextract-1.3"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 03, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


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