Security update for e2fsprogs

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:0086-1
Rating: moderate
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2019-5188 ( SUSE ): 6.4 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2019-5188 ( NVD ): 6.7 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Affected Products:
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0

An update that solves one vulnerability can now be installed.


This update for e2fsprogs fixes the following issues:

  • CVE-2019-5188: Fixed a code execution vulnerability in the directory rehashing functionality (bsc#1160571).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform 'skuba' tool. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

Package List:

  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 (x86_64)
    • libext2fs2-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • e2fsprogs-debuginfo-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • e2fsprogs-debugsource-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • libcom_err2-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • e2fsprogs-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • libext2fs2-debuginfo-1.42.11-16.6.1
    • libcom_err2-debuginfo-1.42.11-16.6.1