Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libmspack vulnerabilities (USN-3728-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111513

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Hanno Bock discovered that libmspack incorrectly handled certain CHM files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14679, CVE-2018-14680)

Jakub Wilk discovered that libmspack incorrectly handled certain KWAJ files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-14681)

Dmitry Glavatskikh discovered that libmspack incorrectly certain CHM files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-14682).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libmspack0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3728-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111513

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3728-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/02

Modified: 2018/12/01

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: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmspack0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14679, CVE-2018-14680, CVE-2018-14681, CVE-2018-14682

USN: 3728-1