Debian DLA-162-1 : e2fsprogs security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82146
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Jose Duart of the Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow in 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.


Incomplete fix for CVE-2015-0247.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82146

File Name: debian_DLA-162.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

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: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:comerr-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fsck-static, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fslibs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fslibs-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fslibs-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fsprogs-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:e2fsprogs-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcomerr2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcomerr2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libss2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libss2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ss-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1572

BID: 72709