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USN-4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

USN-4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability




Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04


It was discovered that e2fsprogs incorrectly handled certain ext4 partitions. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2019-5188.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • Xenial Stemcells
    • 621.x versions prior to 621.55
    • 456.x versions prior to 456.96
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.167
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.181
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.201
    • 97.x versions prior to 97.230
    • All other stemcells not listed.
  • cflinuxfs3
    • All versions prior to 0.156.0
  • CF Deployment
    • All versions prior to v12.29.0


Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow the mitigations below. The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following releases:

  • Xenial Stemcells
    • Upgrade 621.x versions to 621.55 or greater
    • Upgrade 456.x versions to 456.96 or greater
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.167 or greater
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.181 or greater
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.201 or greater
    • Upgrade 97.x versions to 97.230 or greater
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on
  • cflinuxfs3
    • Upgrade all versions to 0.156.0 or greater
  • CF Deployment
    • Upgrade all versions to v12.29.0 or greater


2020-01-23: Initial vulnerability report published.

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