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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in CIFS VFS May Let Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019612
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019612
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5904   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.23.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A remote authenticated user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in the SendReceive() function in 'transport.c' to cause the target system to crash.

It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Przemyslaw Wegrzyn reported this vulnerability in November 2007.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/sfrench/cifs-2.6.git;a=tree;h=b93b5ba3a9559d137fe7fb86f6d1a3d33189ce0b;hb=133672efbc1085f9af990bdc145e1822ea93bcf3

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in CIFS VFS May Let Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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