USN-4066-1: libmspack vulnerability

USN-4066-1: libmspack vulnerability

libmspack vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


libmspack could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted CHM file.

Software Description

  • libmspack – library for Microsoft compression formats


It was discovered that libmspack incorrectly handled certain CHM files.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


Source: USN-4066-1: libmspack vulnerability

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