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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 91439


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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


Update the affected dosfstools packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 91439

File Name: openSUSE-2016-671.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/02

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Base Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dosfstools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dosfstools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dosfstools-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8872, CVE-2016-4804