Your submission was sent successfully! Close

You have successfully unsubscribed! Close

Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
In these regular emails you will find the latest updates about Ubuntu and upcoming events where you can meet our team.Close

USN-3814-1: libmspack vulnerabilities

12 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in libmspack.

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Releases

Packages

  • libmspack - library for Microsoft compression formats

Details

It was discovered libmspack incorrectly handled certain malformed CAB files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libmspack to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18584, CVE-2018-18585)

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-3814-2: clamav-testfiles, clamav-daemon, clamav-base, clamav, clamav-docs, libclamav7, clamav-freshclam, clamav-milter, libclamav-dev
  • USN-3814-3: clamav