Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2290-1 e2fsprogs -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 26 Jul 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 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.43.4-2+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your e2fsprogs packages.
For the detailed security status of e2fsprogs please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/e2fsprogs
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS