Debian: DSA-3166-1: e2fsprogs security update

    Date22 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jose Duart of the Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow in in e2fsprogs, a set of utilities for the ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. This issue can possibly lead to arbitrary code execution if a malicious device is plugged in, the system is configured to
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3166-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
    February 22, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : e2fsprogs
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-0247 CVE-2015-1572
    Debian Bug     : 778948
    
    Jose Duart of the Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow in
    in e2fsprogs, a set of utilities for the ext2, ext3, and ext4 file
    systems.  This issue can possibly lead to arbitrary code execution if
    a malicious device is plugged in, the system is configured to
    automatically mount it, and the mounting process chooses to run fsck
    on the device's malicious filesystem.
    
    CVE-2015-0247
    
        Buffer overflow in the ext2/ext3/ext4 file system open/close routines.
    
    CVE-2015-1572
    
        Incomplete fix for CVE-2015-0247.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.42.5-1.1+deb7u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions,
    these problems will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your e2fsprogs packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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