Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title e2fsprogs security update
Name DSA-4535 First vendor Publication 2019-09-27
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2019-09-27
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.6 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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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.

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 packages.

For the detailed security status of e2fsprogs please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/e2fsprogs

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4535

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2
Application 1
Application 1
Os 5
Os 3
Os 2

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Date Informations
2019-09-28 00:18:26
  • First insertion