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fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly zero out the dio struct which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) as demonstrated by a certain fio test.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10053

fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly zero out the dio struct which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) as demonstrated by a certain fio test.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-6716
Product(s):