[SECURITY] [DSA 4095-1] gcab security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-4095-1:74B7E
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2018-01-24T20:28:10


Debian Security Advisory DSA-4095-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso January 24, 2018 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : gcab CVE ID : CVE-2018-5345 Debian Bug : 887776

It was discovered that gcab, a Microsoft Cabinet file manipulation tool, is prone to a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability when extracting .cab files. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial-of-service or, potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running gcab, if a specially crafted .cab file is processed.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.7-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gcab packages.

For the detailed security status of gcab please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/gcab

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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