Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : e2fsprogs vulnerability (USN-555-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Rafal Wojtczuk discovered multiple integer overflows in e2fsprogs. If
a user or automated system were tricked into fscking a malicious
ext2/ext3 filesystem, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code
with the user's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29305 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26772

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5497