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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4095-1 (gcab - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

gcab on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

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 linked in the references.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)