Debian DSA-3166-1 : e2fsprogs - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81446
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jose Duart of the Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow in e2fsprogs, a set of utilities for the ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. This issue can possibly lead to arbitrary code execution if a malicious device is plugged in, the system is configured to automatically mount it, and the mounting process chooses to run fsck on the device's malicious filesystem.

- CVE-2015-0247 Buffer overflow in the ext2/ext3/ext4 file system open/close routines.

- CVE-2015-1572 Incomplete fix for CVE-2015-0247.


Upgrade the e2fsprogs packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.42.5-1.1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems will be fixed soon.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81446

File Name: debian_DSA-3166.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fsprogs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0247, CVE-2015-1572

BID: 72520

DSA: 3166