Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cabextract (MDVSA-2015:041)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated cabextract packages fix security vulnerability :

Libmspack, a library to provide compression and decompression of some
file formats used by Microsoft, is embedded in cabextract. A specially
crafted cab file can cause cabextract to hang forever. If cabextract
is exposed to any remotely-controlled user input, this issue can cause
a denial-of-service (CVE-2014-9556).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0052.html

Solution :

Update the affected cabextract package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81282 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71851

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9556

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