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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5497

Original release date: 12/07/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Multiple integer overflows in libext2fs in e2fsprogs before 1.40.3 allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted filesystem image.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28648
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0004.html
External Source: XF
Name: e2fsprogs-libext2fs-integer-overflow(38903)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4135
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2011
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0262
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27965
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0761
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27987
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019537
External Source: BID
Name: 26772
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28030
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1422
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32774
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:025
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10399
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX118766
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100018
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27889
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29224
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4447
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=560230&group_id=2406
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-555-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28000
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 40551
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28360
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28541
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-040.htm
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1796
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20080303 VMSA-2008-0004 Low: Updated e2fsprogs service console package
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080303 VMSA-2008-0004 Low: Updated e2fsprogs service console package
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0003
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0005-1 e2fsprogs
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4461
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:242
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28042
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10399
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.40.2 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.40.1
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.40
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.39
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.38
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.37
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.36
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.35
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.34
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.33
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.32
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.31
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.30
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.29
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.28
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.27
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.26
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.25
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.24
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.23
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.22
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.21
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.20
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.19
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.18
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.17
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.16
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.15
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.14
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.13
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.12
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.11
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.10
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.09
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.08
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.07
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.06
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.05
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.04
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.03
* cpe:/a:ext2_filesystems_utilities:e2fsprogs:1.02

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