Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3946-1 libmspack -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Aug 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 868956, Bug 871263.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6419, CVE-2017-11423.
- More information:
It was discovered that libsmpack, a library used to handle Microsoft compression formats, did not properly validate its input. A remote attacker could craft malicious CAB or CHM files and use this flaw to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libmspack packages.