openSUSE Security Update : dosfstools (openSUSE-2016-671)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for dosfstools fixes the following issues :

- fixed buffer overflows based on insufficient size of
variable for storing FAT size (CVE-2016-4804,
boo#980377)

- dosfstools-3.0.26-read-fat-overflow.patch

- fixed memory corruption when setting FAT12 entries
(CVE-2015-8872, boo#980364)

- dosfstools-3.0.26-off-by-2.patch

- Fix attempt to rename root dir in fsck due to
uninitialized fields [boo#912607]

- Drop gpg-offline build-time requirement; this is now
handled by the local source validator

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=912607
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=980364
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=980377

Solution :

Update the affected dosfstools packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91439 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8872
CVE-2016-4804

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