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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201507-22 ] e2fsprogs Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201507-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: July 23, 2015
Bug(s): #540536
ID: 201507-22

Synopsis

A heap-based buffer overflow in e2fsprogs could result in execution
of arbitrary code.


Background

e2fsprogs is a set of utilities for maintaining the ext2, ext3 and ext4
file systems.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-fs/e2fsprogs
Vulnerable: < 1.42.13
Unaffected: >= 1.42.13
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Resolution

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


References

CVE-2015-1572
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