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e2fsprogs Input Sanitization

e2fsprogs Input Sanitization
Posted Feb 6, 2015
Authored by Andrea Barisani, Open Source CERT

The e2fsprogs package is a set of open source utilities for ext2, ext3 and ext4 filesytems. The libext2fs library, part of e2fsprogs and utilized by its utilities, is affected by a boundary check error on block group descriptor information, leading to a heap based buffer overflow. A specially crafted filesystem image can be used to trigger the vulnerability. Versions prior to 1.42.12 are affected.

tags | advisory, overflow
advisories | CVE-2015-0247
SHA-256 | f36fd29dba36b61b27140d5e0db103cf8b564838924976443f54919358a022f8

e2fsprogs Input Sanitization

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#2015-002 e2fsprogs input sanitization errors

Description:

The e2fsprogs package is a set of open source utilities for ext2, ext3 and
ext4 filesytems.

The libext2fs library, part of e2fsprogs and utilized by its utilities, is
affected by a boundary check error on block group descriptor information,
leading to a heap based buffer overflow.

A specially crafted filesystem image can be used to trigger the vulnerability.

Affected version:

e2fsprogs < 1.42.12

Fixed version:

e2fsprogs >= 1.42.12

Credit: vulnerability report from Jose Duart of Google Security Team
<jduart AT google.com>.

CVE: CVE-2015-0247

Timeline:

2015-01-19: vulnerability report received
2015-01-29: contacted affected vendors, assigned CVEs
2015-02-05: advisory release

References:
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/fs/ext2/e2fsprogs.git/commit/?id=f66e6ce4

Permalink:
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2015-002.html

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