Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cabextract (MDVSA-2010:154)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48348


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in cabextract :

The MS-ZIP decompressor in cabextract before 1.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a malformed MSZIP archive in a .cab file during a test or extract action, related to the libmspack library (CVE-2010-2800).

Integer signedness error in the Quantum decompressor in cabextract before 1.3, when archive test mode is used, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Quantum archive in a .cab file, related to the libmspack library (CVE-2010-2801).

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The updated packages provides cabextract 1.3 which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected cabextract package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48348

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-154.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/17

Modified: 2013/12/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cabextract, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2800, CVE-2010-2801

BID: 42173

MDVSA: 2010:154