GLSA-201701-06 : e2fsprogs: Heap-based buffer overflow

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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-201701-06
(e2fsprogs: Heap-based buffer overflow)

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in openfs.c in the libext2fs
library in e2fsprogs.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to use ext2fs library (for
example, fsck) on a specially crafted Ext2/3/4 file system possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-06

Solution :

All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.12'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0247

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