Amazon Linux 2023 : e2fsprogs, e2fsprogs-devel, e2fsprogs-libs (ALAS2023-2023-044)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173131


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-044 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.


Run 'dnf update e2fsprogs --releasever=2023.0.20230222 ' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173131

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-044.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2023

Updated: 3/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, 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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2scrub, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcom_err, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcom_err-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libss-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1304