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VMware kernel ecryptfs_write_metadata_to_contents function vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8319

The ecryptfs_write_metadata_to_contents function in the eCryptfs functionality in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 before 2.6.28.9 uses an incorrect size when writing kernel memory to an eCryptfs file header which triggers an out-of-bounds read and allows local users to obtain portions of kernel memory.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0787
Product(s):