Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title e2fsprogs vulnerability
Name USN-4249-1 First vendor Publication 2020-01-23
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2020-01-23
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 6.7
Base Score 6.7 Environmental Score 6.7
impact SubScore 5.9 Temporal Score 6.7
Exploitabality Sub Score 0.8
Attack Vector Local Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required High User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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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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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


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


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.


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4249-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

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

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 6
Os 2
Os 2
Os 1

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Date Description
2020-12-05 TRUFFLEHUNTER TALOS-2019-0973 attack attempt
RuleID : 52571 - Revision : 1 - Type : FILE-OTHER
2020-12-05 TRUFFLEHUNTER TALOS-2019-0973 attack attempt
RuleID : 52570 - Revision : 1 - Type : FILE-OTHER

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:03:46
  • Multiple Updates
2020-01-23 17:19:11
  • First insertion