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461082: CVE-2007-6716 kernel: dio: zero struct dio with kzalloc instead of manually

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6716 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0885 2008-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0972 2008-11-19
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