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USN-555-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

08 December 2007

e2fsprogs vulnerability

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Packages

Details

Rafal Wojtczuk discovered multiple integer overflows in e2fsprogs. If a
user or automated system were tricked into fscking a malicious ext2/ext3
filesystem, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References