Debian DSA-3946-1 : libmspack - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102598


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


It was discovered that libsmpack, a library used to handle Microsoft compression formats, did not properly validate its input. A remote attacker could craft malicious CAB or CHM files and use this flaw to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libmspack packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102598

File Name: debian_DSA-3946.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/21

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmspack, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11423, CVE-2017-6419

DSA: 3946