SuSE9 Security Update : e2fsprogs (YOU Patch Number 11997)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41168


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update of e2fsprogs fixes several integer overflows in memory allocating code. Programs that use libext2fs are therefore vulnerable to memory corruptions that can lead to arbitrary code execution while loading a specially crafted image. (CVE-2007-5497)


Apply YOU patch number 11997.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41168

File Name: suse9_11997.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5497

CWE: 189