openSUSE Security Update : dosfstools (openSUSE-2016-1045)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 93335


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


dosfstools was updated to fix two security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2015-8872: The set_fat function in fat.c in dosfstools might have allowed attackers to corrupt a FAT12 filesystem or cause a denial of service (invalid memory read and crash) by writing an odd number of clusters to the third to last entry on a FAT12 filesystem, which triggers an 'off-by-two error (bsc#980364).

- CVE-2016-4804: The read_boot function in boot.c in dosfstools allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted filesystem, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow in the (1) read_fat function or an out-of-bounds heap read in (2) get_fat function (bsc#980377).

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#912607: Attempt to rename root dir in fsck due to uninitialized fields. This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected dosfstools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 93335

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1045.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/06

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:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/04

Reference Information

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