USN-2507-1: e2fsprogs vulnerabilities

23 February 2015

e2fsprogs could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it processed a specially crafted filesystem image.



  • e2fsprogs - ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities


Jose Duart discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled invalid block
group descriptor data. A local attacker could use this issue with a
crafted filesystem image to possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-0247, CVE-2015-1572)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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