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VMware kernel fs/nfs/client.c vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8495

fs/nfs/client.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly initialize a certain structure member that stores the maximum NFS filename length which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a long filename related to the encode_lookup function.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1336
Product(s):