A vulnerability in e2fsprogs might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||sys-fs/e2fsprogs on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.45.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.45.4|
e2fsprogs is a set of utilities for maintaining the ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems.
It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4 partitions.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted corrupted file system using e2fsck, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.45.4"
March 13, 2020
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