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FLEA-2008-0005-1 e2fsprogs Feb 12 2008 08:49AM
Foresight Linux Essential Announcement Service (foresight-security-noreply foresightlinux org)
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Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2008-0005-1
Published: 2008-02-11

Rating: Minor

Updated Versions:
e2fsprogs=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/1.37-3.3-1
group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/1.4.2-0.7-3

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5497
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0262

Description:
Previous versions of the e2fsprogs package are vulnerable to multiple
integer overflows which may be exploited via specially-crafted filesystems.

The workaround for is to not run fsck on a filesystem to which an untrusted
user has the ability to directly modify filesystem metadata. This is most
commonly an issue when using a virtualization solution in which the root
user for the guest OS is not trusted, and can convince the host's root user
to run fsck on the guests's filesystem. Foresight Linux neither enables nor
supports any form of virtualization in the default install.

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Copyright 2008 Foresight Linux Project
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html
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