Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cabextract (MDVSA-2015:064)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82317


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated cabextract packages fix security vulnerabilities :

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).

A directory traversal issue in cabextract allows writing to locations outside of the current working directory, when extracting a crafted cab file that encodes the filenames in a certain manner (CVE-2015-2060).


Update the affected cabextract package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82317

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cabextract, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9556, CVE-2015-2060

MDVSA: 2015:064