Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : e2fsprogs (MDKSA-2007:242)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee AVERT Research found that e2fsprogs contained
multiple integer overflows in memory allocations, based on sizes taken
directly from filesystem information. These flaws could result in
heap-based overflows potentially allowing for the execution of
arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these 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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29299 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-242.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5497

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