GLSA-201612-31 : exFAT: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-31
(exFAT: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities were found in exFAT. A malformed input can cause a
write heap overflow or cause an endless loop.

Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of
Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2f3001df
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-31

Solution :

All exFAT users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/exfat-utils-1.2.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95699 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8026

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