CVE-2008-3275

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Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2008-07-02
Bugzilla:
457858: CVE-2008-3275 Linux kernel local filesystem DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) real_lookup and (2) __lookup_hash functions in fs/namei.c in the vfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25.15 do not prevent creation of a child dentry for a deleted (aka S_DEAD) directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service ("overflow" of the UBIFS orphan area) via a series of attempted file creations within deleted directories.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3275 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 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0973 2008-12-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0787 2009-01-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0014 2009-01-14
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2008:0857 2008-10-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0001 2009-01-08
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