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VMSA-2009-0014.3: Mishandled exception (CVE-2008-3275)

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VMSA-2009-0014.3: Mishandled exception (CVE-2008-3275)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
08/12/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/19/2010
Modified
08/17/2020

Description

The (1) real_lookup and (2) __lookup_hash functions in fs/namei.c in the vfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25.15 do not prevent creation of a child dentry for a deleted (aka S_DEAD) directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service ("overflow" of the UBIFS orphan area) via a series of attempted file creations within deleted directories.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx35-upgrade-199239

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