RHEL 7 : gcab (RHSA-2018:0350)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107017


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107017

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-0350.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/27

Modified: 2018/02/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:gcab, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gcab-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libgcab1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libgcab1-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5345

RHSA: 2018:0350