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Secunia Security Advisory 27889

Secunia Security Advisory 27889
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the libext2fs library of e2fsprogs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

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Secunia Security Advisory 27889

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TITLE:
e2fsprogs libext2fs Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA27889

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/27889/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
e2fsprogs 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/16808/

DESCRIPTION:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the libext2fs library of
e2fsprogs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to
compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to integer overflows, which
potentially can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by e.g.
tricking a user into processing a specially crafted file system with
an application using libext2fs.

SOLUTION:
Do not process untrusted file systems with an application using
libext2fs.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported in a SUSE advisory.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2007-12/msg00002.html

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