GLSA-201312-09 : cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71453


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-09 (cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in cabextract. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive in a .cab file, related to the libmspack library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All cabextract users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cabextract-1.3' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 03, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71453

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201312-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/12/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:cabextract, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 42131, 42173

OSVDB: 66955, 66957

GLSA: 201312-09