GLSA-201507-22 : e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84974
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted block group descriptor.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.13'