Debian Security Advisory
DLA-923-1 partclone -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 28 Apr 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 857966.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6596.
- More information:
It was discovered that partclone, an utility to backup partitions, was prone to a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to insufficient validation of the partclone image header. This could allow remote attackers to cause a
Denial of Service attackin the context of the user running the affected application via a crafted partition image.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.48-1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your partclone packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS