Debian DSA-3875-1 : libmwaw - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 100726


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a buffer overflow in libmwaw, a library to open old Mac text documents might result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed document is opened.


Upgrade the libmwaw packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.3.1-2+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100726

File Name: debian_DSA-3875.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmwaw, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9433

DSA: 3875