|Bugzilla:||661182: CVE-2010-4343 kernel: bfa driver sysfs crash|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
drivers/scsi/bfa/bfa_core.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 does not initialize a certain port data structure, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via read operations on an fc_host statistics file.
This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 as it did not include support for the Brocade Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter driver. It did not affect the version of Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they have the included the fix for this issue. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this flaw.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0017||January 13, 2011|
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