USN-2986-1: dosfstools vulnerabilities
31 May 2016
dosfstools could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted filesystem.
- dosfstools - utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems
Hanno Böck discovered that dosfstools incorrectly handled certain malformed
filesystems. A local attacker could use this issue to cause dosfstools to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.