Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4095-1 gcab -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 24 Jan 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887776.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5345.
- More information:
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