Debian DLA-1460-1 : libmspack security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111556


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there were several vulnerabilities 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.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in libmspack version 0.5-1+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libmspack packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111556

File Name: debian_DLA-1460.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/07

Modified: 2018/08/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmspack-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmspack-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmspack-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmspack0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/06

Reference Information

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