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427994: CVE-2007-3104 Null pointer to an inode in a dentry can cause an oops in sysfs_readdir

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The sysfs_readdir function in the Linux kernel 2.6, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.5 and other distributions, allows users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by dereferencing a null pointer to an inode in a dentry.

Find out more about CVE-2007-3104 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0089 2008-01-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0488 2007-06-25