CVE-2006-7203

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2007-05-15
Bugzilla:
239767: CVE-2006-7203 oops in compat_sys_mount() when data pointer is NULL

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The compat_sys_mount function in fs/compat.c in Linux kernel 2.6.20 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and oops) by mounting a smbfs file system in compatibility mode ("mount -t smbfs").

Find out more about CVE-2006-7203 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0376 2007-06-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0488 2007-06-25

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the SWsoft Virtuozzo/OpenVZ Linux kernel team for reporting this issue.
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