SuSE9 Security Update : e2fsprogs (YOU Patch Number 11997)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update of e2fsprogs fixes several integer overflows in memory
allocating code. Programs that use libext2fs are therefore vulnerable
to memory corruptions that can lead to arbitrary code execution while
loading a specially crafted image. (CVE-2007-5497)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5497.html

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 11997.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41168 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5497

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