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Linux Kernel ISO9660 Local Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2006-11-06    Last Update:  2006-11-07    Views:  16,151

Secunia Advisory SA22702

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


LMH has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due an error within the "grow_buffers()" function when receiving a block number which is outside of the maximum-addressable pagecache range. This can be exploited to cause an infinite loop in the "__getblk_slow()" function by e.g. mounting a specially crafted ISO9660 image and performing a read operation on the mounted file system.


Solution:
Fixed in the GIT repository.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
LMH

Original Advisory:
http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-05-11-2006.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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