Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2224-1 dosfstools -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 May 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8872, CVE-2016-4804.
More information:

It was discovered that there was both an invalid memory and heap overflow vulnerability in dosfstools, a collection of utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.27-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dosfstools packages.

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