SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : e2fsprogs (SUSE-SU-2015:1364-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85375
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Two security issues were fixed in e2fsprogs :

CVE-2015-0247: Various heap overflows were fixed in e2fsprogs (fsck, dumpe2fs, e2image).

CVE-2015-1572: Fixed a potential buffer overflow in closefs().
(bsc#918346)

Additionally, badblocks was enhanced to work with very large partitions. (bsc#932539)

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.

Solution

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 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-e2fsprogs=10815

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-e2fsprogs=10815

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-e2fsprogs=10815

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-e2fsprogs=10815

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915402

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918346

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=932539

http://www.nessus.org/u?50cc9d1c

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-0247/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1572/

http://www.nessus.org/u?62fc6b06

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85375

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1364-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/13/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:e2fsprogs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcom_err2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libext2fs2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:uuid-runtime, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/7/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 72520, 72709