NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : e2fsprogs Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2021-0145)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154586


The remote NewStart CGSL host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05, has e2fsprogs packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An exploitable code execution vulnerability exists in the quota file functionality of E2fsprogs 1.45.3. A specially crafted ext4 partition can cause an out-of-bounds write on the heap, resulting in code execution. An attacker can corrupt a partition to trigger this vulnerability. (CVE-2019-5094)

- A code execution vulnerability exists in the directory rehashing functionality of E2fsprogs e2fsck 1.45.4.
A specially crafted ext4 directory can cause an out-of-bounds write on the stack, resulting in code execution. An attacker can corrupt a partition to trigger this vulnerability. (CVE-2019-5188)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL e2fsprogs packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154586

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2021-0145_e2fsprogs.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 10/27/2021

Updated: 11/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5094


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5188

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:e2fsprogs-libs, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:e2fsprogs-static, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:libcom_err, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:libss, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:libss-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:e2fsprogs-libs, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:e2fsprogs-static, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libcom_err, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libss, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libss-devel, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_core:5, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_main:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/ZTE-CGSL/release, Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5094, CVE-2019-5188