Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1845-1 dosbox -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Jul 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 931222.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-7165, CVE-2019-12594.
More information:

Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in DOSBox, an emulator for running old DOS programs.

  • CVE-2019-7165

    A very long line inside a bat file would overflow the parsing buffer which could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2019-12594

    Insufficient access controls inside DOSBox allowed attackers to access resources on the host system and execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.74-4+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dosbox packages.

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