Oracle Linux 7 : gcab (ELSA-2018-0350)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107015


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:0350 :

An update for gcab is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The gcab package contains a utility for managing the Cabinet archives.
It can list, extract, and create Microsoft cabinet (.cab) files.

Security Fix(es) :

* gcab: Extracting malformed .cab files causes stack smashing potentially leading to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5345)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.


Update the affected gcab packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107015

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-0350.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/27

Updated: 2018/02/27

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:oracle:linux:gcab, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libgcab1, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libgcab1-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5345

RHSA: 2018:0350