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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel VFS Lets Local Users Trucate Directories
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019289
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0001   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 31 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to; 2.6.23.x prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel in the virtual file system. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can truncate writable directories on the target system (i.e., directories that the user has write privileges for), preventing users from accessing contents of the directory.

Impact:   A local user can truncate directories on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 31 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel VFS Lets Local Users Trucate Directories
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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