Descriptionpartclone.chkimg in partclone 0.2.89 is prone to a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to insufficient validation of the partclone image header. An attacker may be able to launch a 'Denial of Service attack' in the context of the user running the affected application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs857966

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
partclone (PTS)wheezy0.2.48-1vulnerable
stretch, sid0.2.89-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - partclone <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
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