Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4095-1 gcab -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887776.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5345.
More information:

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.

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 at: