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.