CVE Database

CVE-2011-4324

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-12-23
Bugzilla: 755440: CVE-2011-4324 kernel: nfsv4: mknod(2) DoS
IAVA: 2012-A-0153

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The encode_share_access function in fs/nfs/nfs4xdr.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29 allows local users to cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash) by using the mknod system call with a pathname on an NFSv4 filesystem.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4324 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not have the vulnerable code as introduced in history:1a7bc914. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0007.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2012:0007 January 10, 2012

External References

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