libmspack up to 0.4 CAB Archive lzxd.c lzxd_decompress numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in libmspack up to 0.4. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function lzxd_decompress of the file lzxd.c of the component CAB Archive Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

Off-by-one error in the lzxd_decompress function in lzxd.c in libmspack before 0.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer under-read and application crash) via a crafted CAB archive.

The weakness was published 06/11/2015 by Jakub Wilk as confirmed mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-4471 since 06/10/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87122 (SUSE SLED11 Security Update : cabextract (SUSE-SU-2015:2131-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168364 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for libmspack (SUSE-SU-2016:0011-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.5 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 7 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (103802) and Tenable (87122). Similar entries are available at 75845, 75846, 75847 and 75848.




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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 87122
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED11 Security Update : cabextract (SUSE-SU-2015:2131-1)
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Upgrade: libmspack 0.5


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Advisory: 18b6a2cc0b87536015bedd4f7763e6b02d5aa4f3
Researcher: Jakub Wilk
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-4471 (🔍)
X-Force: 103802 - libmspack lzxd.c buffer overflow
Vulnerability Center: 55749 - libmspack <0.5 Remote DoS in LZX Decompression via CAB Archive, Medium
SecurityFocus: 72492 - Libmspack 'mspack/lzxd.c' Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 06/12/2015 10:34 AM
Updated: 05/21/2022 12:56 AM
Changes: 06/12/2015 10:34 AM (69), 07/05/2018 09:01 AM (9), 05/21/2022 12:56 AM (4)
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