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

Date 04 Aug 2010
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 04, 2010                       https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    12789 59cdfd8b274110f63d1beb1270c52e34
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   194006 dc421a690648b503265c82ade84e143e
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      998 f2c2dc4b8af289ec37195023ad189869

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  https://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))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55546 a5624b197fe5bdf751d1f921b7644a82

arm architecture (ARM)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55500 6788e3148a1802bf7dd028c4aa338b9c

armel architecture (ARM EABI)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_armel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55674 6fe60d3d8cc54202c93b9876529aec39

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55246 7bfc1b77c7e0eafccf57ba15183b714f

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  https://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))

  https://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))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_1.2-3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    56266 9ed34aa46e5f892814c899ce47ba194d

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  https://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)

  https://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)

  https://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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