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: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/29/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/26/2018

Reference Information

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