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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 923-1] partclone security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that partclone, an utility to backup partitions, was prone to a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to insufficient validation of the partclone image header. This could allow remote attackers to cause a 'Denial of Service attack' in the context of the user running the affected application via a crafted partition image.

Affected Software

Affected Software

partclone on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.48-1+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your partclone packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)