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The ext3 code in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26 does not properly initialize journal descriptor blocks which causes an information leak in which in-memory data is written to the device for the ext3 file system which allows privileged users to obtain portions of kernel memory by reading the raw device.

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The ext3 code in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26 does not properly initialize journal descriptor blocks which causes an information leak in which in-memory data is written to the device for the ext3 file system which allows privileged users to obtain portions of kernel memory by reading the raw device.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0177
Product(s):