Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4260-1 libmspack -- security update

Date Reported:
02 Aug 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 904799, Bug 904800, Bug 904801, Bug 904802.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-14679, CVE-2018-14680, CVE-2018-14681, CVE-2018-14682.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libsmpack, a library used to handle Microsoft compression formats. A remote attacker could craft malicious CAB, CHM or KWAJ files and use these flaws to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.5-1+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libmspack packages.

For the detailed security status of libmspack please refer to its security tracker page at: