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Bug 234813 (CVE-2008-3535) - Linux <2.6.27 Fix off-by-one error in iov_iter_advance() (CVE-2008-3535)
Summary: Linux <2.6.27 Fix off-by-one error in iov_iter_advance() (CVE-2008-3535)
Alias: CVE-2008-3535
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.26 <2...
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-15 12:55 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-05 03:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-15 12:55:52 UTC
CVE-2008-3535 (
  Off-by-one error in the iov_iter_advance function in mm/filemap.c in the
  Linux kernel before 2.6.27-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of
  service (system crash) via a certain sequence of file I/O operations with
  readv and writev, as demonstrated by testcases/kernel/fs/ftest/ftest03 from
  the Linux Test Project.
Comment 1 into-the-trash-it-goes 2009-07-20 19:29:24 UTC
hardened-kernel unaffected at present time. Removing alias.

PS: genpatches-2.6.25-10 included the patch and genpatches-2.6.26-2
included the patch