CentOS 8 : e2fsprogs (CESA-2022:7720)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167140


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2022:7720 advisory.

- e2fsprogs: out-of-bounds read/write via crafted filesystem (CVE-2022-1304)

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: 167140

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2022-7720.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/9/2022

Updated: 11/9/2022

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

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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:e2fsprogs-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libcom_err, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libss, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libss-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1304

RHSA: 2022:7720