Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2220-1 cracklib2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 May 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
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 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.9.2-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cracklib2 packages.

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