cabextract archive code execution

cabextract-archive-code-execution (60891) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Cabextract could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system caused by an error in cabextract package when processing malicious files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .cab file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of cabextract (1.3 or later), available from the cabextract Web site. See References.

References:

  • cabextract Web site: cabextract.
  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Tue Aug 03 2010: [SECURITY] [DSA 2087-1] New cabextract packages fix arbitrary code execution.
  • BID-42173: cabextract '.cab' File Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-2801: Integer signedness error in the Quantum decompressor in cabextract before 1.3, when archive test mode is used, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Quantum archive in a .cab file, related to the libmspack library.
  • DSA-2087: cabextract -- programming error
  • MDVSA-2010:154: cabextract
  • OSVDB ID: 66957: cabextract Quantum Decompressor Crafted Quantum Archive Integer Signedness DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Stuart Caie Cabextract 1.2

Reported:

Aug 03, 2010

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