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The hfsplus_block_allocate function in fs/hfsplus/bitmap.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 does not check a certain return value from the read_mapping_page function before calling kmap which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted hfsplus filesystem image.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11635

The hfsplus_block_allocate function in fs/hfsplus/bitmap.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 does not check a certain return value from the read_mapping_page function before calling kmap which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted hfsplus filesystem image.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4934
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