Debian LTS: Security Advisory for e2fsprogs (DLA-2156-1)

Published: 2020-03-25 04:00:10
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'e2fsprogs' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2156-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
An issue has been found in e2fsprogs, a Linux Distribution Package that contains ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities. A specially crafted ext4 directory can cause an out-of-bounds write on the stack, resulting in code execution. An attacker can corrupt a partition to trigger this vulnerability.

Affected Versions:
'e2fsprogs' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.42.12-2+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your e2fsprogs Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-5188

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/03/msg00030.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-2156-1

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.6

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