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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/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