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Ubuntu: USN-2986-1 (CVE-2015-8872): dosfstools vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-2986-1 (CVE-2015-8872): dosfstools vulnerabilities

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/31/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/31/2016
Modified
06/29/2020

Description

The set_fat function in fat.c in dosfstools before 4.0 might allow 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."

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-dosfstools

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