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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel NFSv4 ACL Allocation Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025336
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025336
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1090   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user that owns files on an NFSv4 share can cause an access control list memory error and trigger a kernel panic.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=e9e3d724e2145f5039b423c290ce2b2c3d8f94bc

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 12 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel NFSv4 ACL Allocation Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
May 19 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel NFSv4 ACL Allocation Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Jun 22 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel NFSv4 ACL Allocation Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0.



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