openSUSE Security Update : libmspack (openSUSE-2018-1329)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118561


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This update for libmspack fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2018-18584: The CAB block input buffer was one byte too small for the maximal Quantum block, leading to an out-of-bounds write. (bsc#1113038)

- CVE-2018-18585: chmd_read_headers accepted a filename that has '\0' as its first or second character (such as the '/\0' name). (bsc#1113039)

- CVE-2018-18586: chmextract.c in the chmextract sample program did not protect against absolute/relative pathnames in CHM files, leading to Directory Traversal.
NOTE: the vendor disputes that this is a libmspack vulnerability, because chmextract.c was only intended as a source-code example, not a supported application.

- Fix off-by-one bounds check on CHM PMGI/PMGL chunk numbers and reject empty filenames.


Update the affected libmspack packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118561

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1329.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

Modified: 2018/10/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack0, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmspack0-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18584, CVE-2018-18585, CVE-2018-18586