Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : e2fsprogs (MDKSA-2007:242)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29299
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionRafal 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.