CVE Database

CVE-2008-3275

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-07-02
Bugzilla: 457858: CVE-2008-3275 Linux kernel local filesystem DoS
IAVA: 2009-A-0105

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3275 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2008:0857 October 07, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0001 January 08, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0973 December 17, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0014 January 14, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0885 September 24, 2008
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0787 January 05, 2009

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