CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-11-09
Bugzilla: 755431: CVE-2011-4330 kernel: hfs: add sanity check for file name length


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_mac2asc function in fs/hfs/trans.c in the Linux kernel 2.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HFS image with a crafted len field.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4330 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


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 include support for the Hierarchical File System (HFS) file system. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) (kernel) RHSA-2012:0358 March 06, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2012:0007 January 10, 2012

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Clement Lecigne for reporting this issue.

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