Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : e2fsprogs vulnerability (USN-555-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29305
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRafal 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.