RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : e2fsprogs (RHSA-2008:0003)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated e2fsprogs packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The e2fsprogs packages contain a number of utilities for creating,
checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in second and
third extended (ext2/ext3) file systems.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way e2fsprogs
processes file system content. If a victim opens a carefully crafted
file system with a program using e2fsprogs, it may be possible to
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the victim. It may be
possible to leverage this flaw in a virtualized environment to gain
access to other virtualized hosts. (CVE-2007-5497)

Red Hat would like to thank Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee Avert Research
for responsibly disclosing these issues.

Users of e2fsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5497.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0003.html

Solution :

Update the affected e2fsprogs, e2fsprogs-devel and / or e2fsprogs-libs
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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29876 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26772

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5497