Privilege escalation in E2fsprogs

Published: 2019-09-25
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-5094
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU21329

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5094

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input in the quota file functionality. A local user can send a specially crafted xt4 partition, trigger out-of-bounds write on the heap and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Note: An attacker can corrupt a partition to trigger this vulnerability.


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Vulnerable software versions

E2fsprogs: 1.43.3 - 1.45.3

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?