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CVE-2011-4325

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-01-10
Bugzilla: 755455: CVE-2011-4325 kernel: nfs: diotest4 from LTP crash client null pointer deref
IAVA: 2012-A-0153

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The NFS implementation in Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc6 calls certain functions without properly initializing certain data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and O_DIRECT oops), as demonstrated using diotest4 from LTP.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4325 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0007.html.

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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