Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2156-1 e2fsprogs -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Mar 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-5188.
More information:

An issue has been found in e2fsprogs, a package that contains ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities. A specially crafted ext4 directory can cause an out-of-bounds write on the stack, resulting in code execution. An attacker can corrupt a partition to trigger this vulnerability.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.42.12-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your e2fsprogs packages.

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