Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : e2fsprogs vulnerabilities (USN-2507-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81482

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Jose 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.
(CVE-2015-0247, CVE-2015-1572).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected e2fsprogs package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2507-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81482

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2507-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/24

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:e2fsprogs, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/02/17

Reference Information

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

BID: 72520, 72709

USN: 2507-1