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<glsa id="201507-22">
<title>e2fsprogs: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A heap-based buffer overflow in e2fsprogs could result in execution
of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">e2fsprogs</product>
<announced>July 23, 2015</announced>
<revised>July 23, 2015: 1</revised>
<bug>540536</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-fs/e2fsprogs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.42.13</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.42.13</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>e2fsprogs is a set of utilities for maintaining the ext2, ext3 and ext4
file systems.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>e2fsprogs has a heap-based buffer overflow in closefs.c in the libext2fs
library.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted
block group descriptor.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.13"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-1572">CVE-2015-1572</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:07:25 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:35:12 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
</glsa>