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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4249-1 - It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4 partitions. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-5188
MD5 | 67193cdbe5e371aaa205df5eced9af67

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4249-1
January 23, 2020

e2fsprogs vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it was running
in a crafted ext4 partition.

Software Description:
- e2fsprogs: ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities

Details:

It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4 partitions.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
e2fsprogs 1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
e2fsprogs 1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
e2fsprogs 1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
e2fsprogs 1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
e2fsprogs 1.42.9-3ubuntu1.3+esm2

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
e2fsprogs 1.42-1ubuntu2.5

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4249-1
CVE-2019-5188

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.45.3-4ubuntu2.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.6-1ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.44.1-1ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/1.42.13-1ubuntu1.2
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