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USN-4142-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

30 September 2019

e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it is running in a crafted ext4 partition.



  • 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 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4142-2: e2fslibs, e2fsprogs, e2fslibs-dev, ss-dev, libss2, e2fsprogs-udeb, libcomerr2, e2fsck-static, comerr-dev