e2fsprogs 1.54.5 has been released today (January 7), fixing at least one security issue:
Assigning to tv as the active maintainer of this pkg.
SUSE has issued an advisory for this today (January 13):
e2fsprogs was updated to 1.45.5 in order to fix several bugs, including a potential security issues (CVE-2019-5188).
See http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/e2fsprogs-release.html#1.45.5 for details
MGA7-64 Plasma on Lenovo B50
No installation issues.
Ref to bugs 15208 and 15352 for tests.
Ran all commands as root to avoid having to jump around in the file system (not shown in the procedure).
All output seems sensible.
Validating. Advisory in Comment 3.
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.