Bug 403441 (CVE-2007-5497) - CVE-2007-5497 e2fsprogs multiple integer overflows
Summary: CVE-2007-5497 e2fsprogs multiple integer overflows
Alias: CVE-2007-5497
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 414561 414571 414581 414591 414601 414611 414621 414631 414641 414651
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Reported: 2007-11-28 20:16 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:22 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-17 10:08:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed upstream patch (10.56 KB, patch)
2007-11-28 20:30 UTC, Josh Bressers
no flags Details | Diff
Final upstream patch (11.68 KB, patch)
2007-12-07 07:54 UTC, Tomas Hoger
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0003 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: e2fsprogs security update 2008-01-07 18:57:42 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2007-11-28 20:16:27 UTC
Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee AVERT Research discovered multiple integer overflows in
e2fsprogs.  These flaws could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a
program using libext2fs (e2fsck, dumpe2fs, pygrub) is used to process a
malicious filesystem.

Under normal conditions this practice is not common.  The most plausible attack
would be to leverage this flaw in a virtualized environment to gain access to dom0.


Red Hat would like to thank Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee Avert Research for responsibly disclosing these issues.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-11-28 20:30:53 UTC
Created attachment 271731 [details]
Proposed upstream patch

Comment 6 Tomas Hoger 2007-12-07 07:54:01 UTC
Created attachment 280781 [details]
Final upstream patch

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