GLSA-201612-31 : exFAT: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95699


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95699

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-31.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/12

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:exfat-utils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8026

GLSA: 201612-31