Ubuntu 4142-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

    Date30 Sep 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it is running in a crafted ext4 partition.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4142-1
    September 30, 2019
    
    e2fsprogs vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it is running in
    a crafted ext4 partition.
    
    Software Description:
    - e2fsprogs: ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4 partitions.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      e2fsprogs                       1.44.6-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      e2fsprogs                       1.44.1-1ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      e2fsprogs                       1.42.13-1ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4142-1
      CVE-2019-5094
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.6-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.1-1ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.42.13-1ubuntu1.1
    
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