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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-6318: CrackLib: Buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-6318: CrackLib: Buffer overflow

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/07/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the FascistGecosUser function in lib/fascist.c in cracklib allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or gain privileges via a long GECOS field, involving longbuffer.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-cracklib

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