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.
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