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Security Advisory - e2fsprogs - CVE-2007-5497

Released: May 18, 2009     Updated: May 18, 2009


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.

Product Version

Linux Platforms 1.x


Installation Notes

Installation Notes is for 1.4 is for 1.5
1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates 
2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux. 
3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel 
4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory. 
5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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