Debian DLA-599-1 : cracklib2 security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 93054
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that there was a stack-based buffer overflow when parsing large GECOS fields in cracklib2, a pro-active password checker library.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in cracklib2 version 2.8.19-3+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your cracklib2 packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.