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The __block_prepare_write function in fs/buffer.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.13 does not properly clear buffers during certain error conditions which allows local users to read portions of files that have been unlinked.

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The __block_prepare_write function in fs/buffer.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.13 does not properly clear buffers during certain error conditions which allows local users to read portions of files that have been unlinked.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-4813
Product(s):