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247726: CVE-2007-2878 VFAT compat ioctls DoS on 64-bit

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2007-2878 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0939 2007-11-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0705 2007-09-13
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