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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-20

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-20
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-20 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cabextract and libmspack, the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service. Versions less than 1.8 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-14679, CVE-2018-14680, CVE-2018-14681, CVE-2018-14682, CVE-2018-18584, CVE-2018-18585, CVE-2018-18586
MD5 | fe44c4afff498dd8fe24437610f60896

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-20

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Severity: Normal
Title: cabextract, libmspack: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 28, 2019
Bugs: #662874, #669280
ID: 201903-20

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cabextract and libmspack,
the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

cabextract is free software for extracting Microsoft cabinet files.

libmspack is a portable library for some loosely related Microsoft
compression formats

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-arch/cabextract < 1.8 >= 1.8
2 dev-libs/libmspack < 0.8_alpha >= 0.8_alpha
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2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in cabextract and
libmspack. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for
details.

Impact
======

Please review the referenced CVE's for details.

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-1.8"

All libmspack users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libmspack-0.8_alpha"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-14679
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14679
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-14680
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14680
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-14681
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14681
[ 4 ] CVE-2018-14682
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14682
[ 5 ] CVE-2018-18584
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-18584
[ 6 ] CVE-2018-18585
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-18585
[ 7 ] CVE-2018-18586
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-18586

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-20

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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