Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cabextract (MDVSA-2015:041)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81282

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated cabextract packages fix security vulnerability :

Libmspack, a library to provide compression and decompression of some file formats used by Microsoft, is embedded in cabextract. A specially crafted cab file can cause cabextract to hang forever. If cabextract is exposed to any remotely-controlled user input, this issue can cause a denial-of-service (CVE-2014-9556).


Update the affected cabextract package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81282

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-041.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/11

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cabextract, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server: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: 2015/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9556

BID: 71851

MDVSA: 2015:041