Resource Management Errors

Affecting util-linux package, versions *

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Overview

The parse_dos_extended function in partitions/dos.c in the libblkid library in util-linux allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted MSDOS partition table with an extended partition boot record at zero offset.

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CVSS Score

4.6
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Physical
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2016-5011
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-UTILLINUX-285812
Disclosed
11 Apr, 2017
Published
11 Apr, 2017