FreeBSD : libmspack -- infinite loop denial of service (43024078-9b63-11df-8983-001d60d86f38)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

There is a denial of service vulnerability in libmspack. The libmspack
code is built into cabextract, so it is also vulnerable.

Secunia reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when copying data from an
uncompressed block (block type 0) and can be exploited to trigger an
infinite loop by tricking an application using the library into
processing specially crafted MS-ZIP archives.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47904 (freebsd_pkg_430240789b6311df8983001d60d86f38.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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