Debian DSA-886-1 : chmlib - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 22752


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in chmlib, a library for dealing with CHM format files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2005-2659 Palasik Sandor discovered a buffer overflow in the LZX decompression method.

- CVE-2005-2930 A buffer overflow has been discovered that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2005-3318 Sven Tantau discovered a buffer overflow that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the chmlib packages.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain chmlib packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.35-6sarge1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22752

File Name: debian_DSA-886.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Modified: 2013/05/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:chmlib, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2659, CVE-2005-2930, CVE-2005-3318

BID: 15211

OSVDB: 20335, 20512, 20974

DSA: 886