Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1935-1 e2fsprogs -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-5094.
More information:

Lilith of Cisco Talos discovered a buffer overflow flaw in the quota code used by e2fsck from the ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities. Running e2fsck on a malformed file system can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.42.12-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your e2fsprogs packages.

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