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Debian Security Advisory 3946-1

Debian Security Advisory 3946-1
Posted Aug 18, 2017
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3946-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2017-11423, CVE-2017-6419
MD5 | 41203652aeeaba8153a6dec73c153cfa

Debian Security Advisory 3946-1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3946-1 security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Sebastien Delafond
August 18, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libmspack
CVE ID : CVE-2017-6419 CVE-2017-11423
Debian Bug : 868956 871263

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.

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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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