Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : e2fsprogs (MDKSA-2007:242)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29299


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee AVERT Research found that e2fsprogs contained multiple integer overflows in memory allocations, based on sizes taken directly from filesystem information. These flaws could result in heap-based overflows potentially allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29299

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-242.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/11

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ext2fs-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ext2fs2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ext2fs2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libext2fs-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libext2fs2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libext2fs2-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5497

MDKSA: 2007:242

CWE: 189