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New cabextract packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 574-1 Martin Schulze
October 28th, 2004

Package : cabextract
Vulnerability : missing directory sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0916
Debian Bug : 277522

The upstream developers discovered a problem in cabextract, a tool to extract cabinet files. The program was able to overwrite files in upper directories. This could lead an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.2-2b.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cabextract package.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 568 72c81704917abe1f37ae4694392c97e3
Size/MD5 checksum: 2314 d31e74e1186f00a60dc944bec28829f9
Size/MD5 checksum: 66136 8f59514ec67cfb43658c57c67c864b74

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 20344 2eba57f87ea2348e3e0322eb5d7ce3a5

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 16514 0c1b72dfef4454c9a4140d4728b6d56d

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 15054 f0b5a915d31a51dbad5df5163c326204

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 23934 7a180cb2c7321533839d88edfde0664e

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 17784 50e507a1108c883a550f6b14b01238be

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 15034 e576be7c48a6217bc3d04f850b622ea9

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 17948 427396df5074b07059f35d1603512423

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 17884 de2d86ebeb9fdcaf58f99e403ca4ba86

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 16572 f087bc23f1a5ff782ad4a15563482af0

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 16658 44e78328ade15ef1b71fe5fec2738bc7

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 18692 ad98229293a9a753db5d371cab657d06

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.