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VMware kernel make_indexed_dir function vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8039

The make_indexed_dir function in fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 2.6.27.19 and 2.6.28 before 2.6.28.7 does not validate a certain rec_len field which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by attempting to mount a crafted ext4 filesystem.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0746
Product(s):