GLSA-201701-06 : e2fsprogs: Heap-based buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96237
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-06 (e2fsprogs: Heap-based buffer overflow)
A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in openfs.c in the libext2fs library in e2fsprogs.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use ext2fs library (for example, fsck) on a specially crafted Ext2/3/4 file system possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
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-1.42.12'