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Linux Kernel 'nfs4_proc_lock()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6636

The nfs4_proc_lock function in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c in the NFSv4 client in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc4 allows remote NFS servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) by sending a certain response containing incorrect file attributes which trigger attempted use of an open file that lacks NFSv4 state.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3726
Product(s):