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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel Bug in UDF Filesystem Support Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033187
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4167   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 6 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.19.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

On systems built with UDF file system support (CONFIG_UDF_FS), a local user can mount a specially crafted UDF file system to trigger an error in the udf_read_inode() function in 'fs/udf/inode.c' and cause the target system to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.19.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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