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Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:47:19 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Cc: CVE Assignments MITRE <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: libmspack: frame_end overflow which
 could cause infinite loop


On Thu, Jan 01, 2015 at 02:12:56PM +0100, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> Libmspack, a library to provide compression and decompression of
> some file formats used by Microsoft, is used in many project (or
> embedded there like also Clamav). This issue can cause a remotely
> exploitable denial-of-service condition due to clamav thread hanging
> forever while scanning the file. A patch is available at [2] for
> libmspack.

I have to clarify this last part of my CVE request for libmspack. I
mentioned clamav embedding libmspack. Upstream Clamav tarball embeds
an older version of libmspack, which does not seem to be affected by
this problem. The problem itself for libmspack can be reproduced with .


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