Debian DLA-1555-1 : libmspack security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118468


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2018-18584 Fixing the size of the CAB block input buffer, which is too small for the maximal Quantum block, prevents an out-of-bounds write.

CVE-2018-18585 Blank filenames (having length zero or their 1st or 2nd byte is null) should be rejected.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb8u3.

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: Medium

ID: 118468

File Name: debian_DLA-1555.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/29

Updated: 2019/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18584, CVE-2018-18585