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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in hfs_cat_find_brec() Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021230
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021230
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5025   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 prior to 2.6.27.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can create a specially crafted HFS filesystem catalog name to trigger a buffer overflow in hfs_cat_find_brec() and corrupt the stack.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.27.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.6

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.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in hfs_cat_find_brec() Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Feb 10 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in hfs_cat_find_brec() Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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