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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Compressed/Inline Extent Truncation Bug Lets Local Users View Portions of Files on the Filesystem
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034895
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034895
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8374   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.3.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from the filesystem.

A local user can trigger a flaw in 'fs/btrfs/inode.c' in the truncation of compressed inline extents to obtain potentially sensitive information from the target filesystem.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from the filesystem.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.3.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.3.3

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.3.3 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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