Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Jose Duart discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled invalid block
group descriptor data. A local attacker could use this issue with a
crafted filesystem image to possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.
Update the affected e2fsprogs package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false