e2fsprogs security update

2008-01-08T15:52:54
ID CESA-2008:0003
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2008-01-14T12:49:54

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2008:0003

The e2fsprogs packages contain a number of utilities for creating, checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in second and third extended (ext2/ext3) file systems.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way e2fsprogs processes file system content. If a victim opens a carefully crafted file system with a program using e2fsprogs, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the victim. It may be possible to leverage this flaw in a virtualized environment to gain access to other virtualized hosts. (CVE-2007-5497)

Red Hat would like to thank Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee Avert Research for responsibly disclosing these issues.

Users of e2fsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026597.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026598.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026599.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026601.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026603.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026604.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026625.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026626.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026635.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-January/026636.html

Affected packages: e2fsprogs e2fsprogs-devel e2fsprogs-libs

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0003.html