SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : e2fsprogs (SUSE-SU-2015:1103-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84395


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update provides the following security-fixes for e2fsprogs :

libext2fs: fix potential buffer overflow in closefs() (bsc#918346, CVE-2015-1572) libext2fs: avoid buffer overflow if s_first_meta_bg is too big (bsc#915402, CVE-2015-0247)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-e2fsprogs-219=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-e2fsprogs-219=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-e2fsprogs-219=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84395

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1103-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/25

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:novell:suse_linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libext2fs2, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/28

Reference Information

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

BID: 72520, 72709

OSVDB: 118193