GLSA-201507-22 : e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84974


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-22 (e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution)

e2fsprogs has a heap-based buffer overflow in closefs.c in the libext2fs library.
Impact :

A local attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted block group descriptor.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.13'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84974

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/24

Modified: 2015/07/24

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:gentoo:linux:e2fsprogs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1572

BID: 72709

GLSA: 201507-22