Scientific Linux Security Update : e2fsprogs on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60340


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


Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way e2fsprogs processes file system content. If a victim opens a carefully crafted file system with a program using e2fsprogs, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the victim. It may be possible to leverage this flaw in a virtualized environment to gain access to other virtualized hosts. (CVE-2007-5497)


Update the affected e2fsprogs, e2fsprogs-devel and / or e2fsprogs-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60340

File Name: sl_20080107_e2fsprogs_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/03/06

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5497

CWE: 189