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Bug 388579 (CVE-2011-4077) - Kernel: XFS "xfs_readlink()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2011-4077)
Summary: Kernel: XFS "xfs_readlink()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2011-4077)
Alias: CVE-2011-4077
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-26 16:55 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2018-04-04 19:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2011-10-26 16:55:18 UTC
From secunia security advisory at $URL:

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "xfs_readlink()" function (fs/xfs/xfs_vnodeops.c) and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted XFS image.

unpatched atm.
Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-02-25 01:48:31 UTC
CVE-2011-4077 (
  Buffer overflow in the xfs_readlink function in fs/xfs/xfs_vnodeops.c in XFS
  in the Linux kernel 2.6, when CONFIG_XFS_DEBUG is disabled, allows local
  users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) and
  possibly execute arbitrary code via an XFS image containing a symbolic link
  with a long pathname.
Comment 2 Christopher Díaz Riveros (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2018-04-04 19:48:13 UTC
There are no longer any 2.x or kernels available in the repository with
the exception of sys-kernel/xbox-sources which is unsupported by security.