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Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:12:56 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
To: OSS Security Mailinglist <>
Cc: CVE Assignments MITRE <>
Subject: CVE Request: libmspack: frame_end overflow which could cause
 infinite loop


Jakub Wilk originally reported to the Debian BTS a problem with
cabextract on a specially crafted cab file, causing cabextract to hang
forever. The problem is actually in the embedded copy of libmspack, see
[1]. 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

Could you please assign a CVE for this issue in libmspack?




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