Debian DLA-1478-1 : libextractor security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112127


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there were two vulnerabilities in libextractor, a library to obtain metadata from files of arbitrary type.

- A stack-based buffer overflow in unzip.c.

- An infinite loop vulnerability in mpeg_extractor.c.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these issues have been fixed in libextractor version 1:1.3-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libextractor 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: Medium

ID: 112127

File Name: debian_DLA-1478.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/28

Updated: 2018/09/17

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:extract, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14346, CVE-2018-14347