FreeBSD : e2fsprogs -- buffer overflow if s_first_meta_bg too big (0f488b7b-bbb9-11e4-903c-080027ef73ec)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81460


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


Theodore Ts'o reports :

If s_first_meta_bg is greater than the of number block group descriptor blocks, then reading or writing the block group descriptors will end up overruning the memory buffer allocated for the descriptors.

The finding is credited to a vulnerability report from Jose Duart of Google Security Team <jduart AT> and was reported through oCERT-2015-002.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81460

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0f488b7bbbb911e4903c080027ef73ec.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/24

Modified: 2015/02/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:e2fsprogs, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0247