CVE-2009-0745

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2009-01-11
Bugzilla:
487929: CVE-2009-0745 kernel: ext4: ext4_group_add() missing initialisation issue

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ext4_group_add function in fs/ext4/resize.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 2.6.27.19 and 2.6.28 before 2.6.28.7 does not properly initialize the group descriptor during a resize (aka resize2fs) operation, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by arranging for crafted values to be present in available memory.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0745 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1243.html

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1243 2009-09-02
Last Modified

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