The NFS2/3 RPC client could send long arguments to the NFS server. These encoded arguments are stored in an array of memory pages, and accessed using pointer variables. Arbitrarily long arguments could make these pointers point outside the array and cause an out-of-bounds memory access. A remote user or program could use this flaw to crash the kernel, resulting in denial of service.
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This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel
updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may
address this issue.