Debian: DSA-2087-1: New cabextract packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date04 Aug 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that a programming error in the archive test mode of cabextract, a program to extract Microsoft Cabinet files, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2087-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    August 04, 2010                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : cabextract
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2010-2801
    
    It was discovered that a programming error in the archive test mode of 
    cabextract, a program to extract Microsoft Cabinet files, could lead to
    the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in 
    version 1.2-3+lenny1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your cabextract package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    12789 59cdfd8b274110f63d1beb1270c52e34
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   194006 dc421a690648b503265c82ade84e143e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      998 f2c2dc4b8af289ec37195023ad189869
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    59536 243aa2fa601416f5acd638c6a17a9ad2
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    55546 a5624b197fe5bdf751d1f921b7644a82
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    55500 6788e3148a1802bf7dd028c4aa338b9c
    
    armel architecture (ARM EABI)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_armel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    55674 6fe60d3d8cc54202c93b9876529aec39
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    55246 7bfc1b77c7e0eafccf57ba15183b714f
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    73968 418f4acb6fd4c76212fe8b8f035a9ef1
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56558 ec0192d5a6a4bf58e8635a4bce1d91df
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56266 9ed34aa46e5f892814c899ce47ba194d
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    57348 1f9a74ca9c84eb6bbf1229669e54eca1
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56782 f23310e7a6e249c6c1d27a3db1fcf553
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    54192 b2c7a8a5e74ae9432f79329736002038
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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