Description** DISPUTED ** DOSBox 0.72 and earlier allows local users to obtain access to the filesystem on the host operating system via the mount command. NOTE: the researcher reports a vendor response stating that this is not a security problem.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs458950

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dosbox (PTS)stretch (security), stretch0.74-4.2+deb9u2fixed
buster, buster (security)0.74-2-3+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid0.74-3-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


this is not a security issue, its a feature of dosbox and the first
thing documented in the manpage

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