cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities

2013-12-14T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201312-09
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2013-12-14T00:00:00

Description

Background

cabextract is free software for extracting Microsoft cabinet files.

Description

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.

Resolution

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.