Debian Security Advisory
DLA-599-1 cracklib2 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Aug 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 834502.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6318.
- More information:
It 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.