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VMware kernel cifs buffer overflow vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8588

Multiple buffer overflows in the cifs subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29.4 allow remote CIFS servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) and possibly have unspecified other impact via (1) a malformed Unicode string related to Unicode string area alignment in fs/cifs/sess.c; or (2) long Unicode characters related to fs/cifs/cifssmb.c and the cifs_readdir function in fs/cifs/readdir.c.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1633
Product(s):