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Security update for e2fsprogs

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(Last modified: 13DEC2007)


solutions Security update for e2fsprogs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e7a7035436f61852607f77e87dbbd0f9)

Applies to

Package: e2fsprogs
e2fsprogs-devel
libcom_err
libext2fs-devel
libext2fs2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-12019
Release: 20071213
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update of e2fsprogs fixes several integer overflows in memory allocating code. Programs that use libext2fs are therefore vulnerable to memory corruptions that can lead to arbitrary code execution while loading a specially crafted image. (CVE-2007-5497)

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh e2fsprogs.rpm e2fsprogs-devel.rpm libcom_err.rpm libext2fs-devel.rpm libext2fs2.rpm

links to download packages

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