Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : e2fsprogs (MDVSA-2015:068)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82321


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated e2fsprogs packages fix security vulnerability :

The libext2fs library, part of e2fsprogs and utilized by its utilities, is affected by a boundary check error on block group descriptor information, leading to a heap based buffer overflow. A specially crafted filesystem image can be used to trigger the vulnerability. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-0247 (CVE-2015-1572).


Update the affected e2fsprogs, lib64ext2fs-devel and / or lib64ext2fs2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82321

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-068.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ext2fs-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ext2fs2, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1572

BID: 72709

MDVSA: 2015:068