Fedora 21 : e2fsprogs-1.42.12-3.fc21 (2015-2511)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81613
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fix potential buffer overflow in closefs (#1193947, CVE-2015-1572)

- Fix dumpe2fs segfault with no arguments (#1194063)

- Don't require fsck prior to resize2fs -P (#1170803) Changes e2fsck.conf so that for filesystems with time-based check intervals set in the superblock, these time-based checks will work again. You may need to wait through an e2fsck on your next reboot in this case.

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Update the affected e2fsprogs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81613

File Name: fedora_2015-2511.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2015

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:e2fsprogs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:21

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/25/2015

Reference Information

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

FEDORA: 2015-2511