Ubuntu 4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

    Date23 Jan 2020
    212
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it was running in a crafted ext4 partition.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1
    January 23, 2020
    
    e2fsprogs vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    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
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the LinuxSecurity Privacy news articles?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/25-what-do-you-think-of-the-linuxsecurity-privacy-news-articles?task=poll.vote&format=json
    25
    radio
    [{"id":"90","title":"Love them!","votes":"35","type":"x","order":"1","pct":92.11,"resources":[]},{"id":"91","title":"I'm indifferent","votes":"2","type":"x","order":"2","pct":5.26,"resources":[]},{"id":"92","title":"Not interested in this topic","votes":"1","type":"x","order":"3","pct":2.63,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.