Debian Security Advisory DSA 4535-1 (e2fsprogs - security update)

Published: 2019-09-28 02:00:08
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 DSA-4535-1 advisory.

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

Technical Details:
Lilith of Cisco Talos discovered a buffer overflow flaw in the quota code used by e2fsck from the ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities. Running e2fsck on a malformed file system can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

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

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.43.4-2+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.44.5-1+deb10u2. 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-2019-5094

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4535.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DSA-4535-1

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.6

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