Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : e2fsprogs vulnerabilities (USN-2507-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81482
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJose Duart discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled invalid block group descriptor data. A local attacker could use this issue with a crafted filesystem image to possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected e2fsprogs package.