Debian DSA-4260-1 : libmspack - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111521


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


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libsmpack, a library used to handle Microsoft compression formats. A remote attacker could craft malicious CAB, CHM or KWAJ files and use these flaws to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libmspack packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111521

File Name: debian_DSA-4260.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/03

Updated: 2018/11/13

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:debian:debian_linux:libmspack, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/02

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4260