#VU24078 Out-of-bounds write in E2fsprogs

Published: 2020-01-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU24078

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5188


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net


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

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Q & A

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.

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