FreeBSD : libmspack -- frame_end overflow which could cause infinite loop (cc7548ef-06e1-11e5-8fda-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83942


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


There is a denial of service vulnerability in libmspack. The libmspack code is built into cabextract, so it is also vulnerable.

MITRE reports :

Integer overflow in the qtmd_decompress function in libmspack 0.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (hang) via a crafted CAB file, which triggers an infinite loop.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83942

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cc7548ef06e111e58fda002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/06/02

Modified: 2015/06/02

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:freebsd:freebsd:cabextract, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libmspack, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9556