Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : dosfstools vulnerabilities (USN-2986-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 91422
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHanno Bock discovered that dosfstools incorrectly handled certain malformed filesystems. A local attacker could use this issue to cause dosfstools to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dosfstools package.