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Bug 246710 (CVE-2008-5025) - Kernel: hfs_cat_find_brec() buffer overflow (CVE-2008-5025)
Summary: Kernel: hfs_cat_find_brec() buffer overflow (CVE-2008-5025)
Alias: CVE-2008-5025
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [gp < 2.6.26-5]
: 247574 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-14 12:25 UTC by stupendoussteve
Modified: 2013-09-12 04:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description stupendoussteve 2008-11-14 12:25:38 UTC
Ref: (under review)

This is apparently a different issue than bug 245650 (CVE-2008-4933).

A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "hfs_cat_find_brec()" function and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via an overly large catalog name length.

Successful exploitation requires that a user is tricked into mounting a specially crafted hfs image.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2008-11-19 12:32:05 UTC
*** Bug 247574 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***