Vulnerability identifier: #VU24078
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input in the directory rehashing functionality in "rehash.c" within the "mutate_name()" function. A local user can use a specially crafted ext4 directory, trigger out-of-bounds write on the stack and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
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Vulnerable software versions
E2fsprogs: 1.43.3 - 1.45.4
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.