Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : e2fsprogs vulnerability (USN-555-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29305


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Rafal Wojtczuk discovered multiple integer overflows in e2fsprogs. If a user or automated system were tricked into fscking a malicious ext2/ext3 filesystem, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29305

File Name: ubuntu_USN-555-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/11

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:comerr-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:e2fsck-static, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:e2fslibs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:e2fslibs-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libblkid-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcomerr2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libss2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ss-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:uuid-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5497

BID: 26772

OSVDB: 40161

USN: 555-1

CWE: 189