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The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file.

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The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4554
Product(s):