GLSA-201507-22 : e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-22
(e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution)

e2fsprogs has a heap-based buffer overflow in closefs.c in the libext2fs
library.

Impact :

A local attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted
block group descriptor.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-22

Solution :

All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.13'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84974 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72709

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1572

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