Gentoo: 201312-09 cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cabextract, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201312-09
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: cabextract: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: December 14, 2013
     Bugs: #329891
       ID: 201312-09

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cabextract, allowing remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

cabextract is free software for extracting Microsoft cabinet files.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/cabextract           < 1.3                       >= 1.3

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted
archive in a .cab file, related to the libmspack library, potentially
resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All cabextract users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/cabextract-1.3"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since August 03, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-2800
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-2800
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-2801
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-2801

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201312-09.xml

Concerns?
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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 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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