Amazon Linux AMI : e2fsprogs (ALAS-2015-542)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84243


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in e2fsprogs. A specially crafted Ext2/3/4 file system could cause an application using the ext2fs library (for example, fsck) to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.


Run 'yum update e2fsprogs' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84243

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-542.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/18

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:e2fsprogs-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcom_err, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcom_err-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libss-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0247

ALAS: 2015-542