SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : e2fsprogs (SUSE-SU-2022:1688-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 161233



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:1688-1 advisory.

- An out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability was found in e2fsprogs 1.46.5. This issue leads to a segmentation fault and possibly arbitrary code execution via a specially crafted filesystem.

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 161233

File Name: suse_SU-2022-1688-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2022

Updated: 7/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1304


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libext2fs-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libext2fs-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libext2fs2, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1304

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:1688-1