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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 202003-05 ] e2fsprogs Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202003-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2020-03-13
Bug(s): #695522
ID: 202003-05

Synopsis

A vulnerability in e2fsprogs might allow an attacker to execute
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: < 1.45.4
Unaffected: >= 1.45.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4
partitions.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
corrupted file system using e2fsck, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
condition.


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-1.45.4"
   


References

CVE-2019-5094
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