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Linux Kernel File Systems Information Leak and Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2004-04-15    Views:  16,728

Secunia Advisory SA11362

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have reportedly been fixed in the latest kernel releases. These may allow malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or gain knowledge of sensitive information.

1-3) Information leaks within the ext3, XFS, and JFS file system code may expose sensitive data (e.g. cryptographic keys) to malicious, local users, who are able to read the raw device.

4) An error within the OSS code for SoundBlaster 16 devices may cause a DoS when submitting an odd number of output bytes. This is an older vulnerability, which was first reported in June 2002.


Solution:
The vulnerabilities have reportedly been fixed in Linux kernel versions 2.4.26 and 2.6.6-rc1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1-3) Solar Designer
4) Originally discovered by Andreas Mohr.

Original Advisory:
Sound Blaster DoS:
http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0206.0/0087.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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