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Red Hat: Updated e2fsprogs packages fix several security issues

The e2fsprogs packages contain a number of utilities for creating, checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in second and third extended (ext2/ext3) file systems. Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way e2fsprogs processes file system content. If a victim opens a carefully crafted file system with a program using e2fsprogs, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the victim. It may be possible to leverage this flaw in a virtualized environment to gain access to other virtualized hosts. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: e2fsprogs security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0003-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0003.html
Issue date:        2008-01-07
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-5497 
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1. Summary:

Updated e2fsprogs packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1  - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The e2fsprogs packages contain a number of utilities for creating,
checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in second and third
extended (ext2/ext3) file systems.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the way e2fsprogs processes
file system content. If a victim opens a carefully crafted file system with
a program using e2fsprogs, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code
with the permissions of the victim. It may be possible to leverage this
flaw in a virtualized environment to gain access to other virtualized
hosts. (CVE-2007-5497)

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

Users of e2fsprogs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

403441 - CVE-2007-5497 e2fsprogs multiple integer overflows

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.26-1.73.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.src.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.26-1.73.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.26-1.73.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.ppc.rpm

s390:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.s390.rpm

s390x:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.32-15.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.35-12.11.el4_6.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.src.rpm

i386:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ia64.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc64.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390x.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-devel-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.i386.rpm
e2fsprogs-libs-1.39-10.el5_1.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5497
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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