Ubuntu 4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1
January 23, 2020

e2fsprogs vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it was 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 19.10:
  e2fsprogs                       1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
  e2fsprogs                       1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  e2fsprogs                       1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  e2fsprogs                       1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  e2fsprogs                       1.42.9-3ubuntu1.3+esm2

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  e2fsprogs                       1.42-1ubuntu2.5

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4249-1
  CVE-2019-5188

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

January 23, 2020

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM Summary: e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it was 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 19.10: e2fsprogs 1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 19.04: e2fsprogs 1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: e2fsprogs 1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: e2fsprogs 1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: e2fsprogs 1.42.9-3ubuntu1.3+esm2 Ubuntu 12.04 ESM: e2fsprogs 1.42-1ubuntu2.5 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4249-1

CVE-2019-5188

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2

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