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Security Advisory - Linux kernel - CVE-2008-3534

Released: Sep 10, 2008     Updated: Sep 10, 2008

Description

The shmem_delete_inode function in mm/shmem.c in the tmpfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a certain sequence of file create, remove, and overwrite operations, as demonstrated by the insserv program, related to allocation of "useless pages" and improper maintenance of the i_blocks count.

http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-3534 IDENTIFIER = WIND00131293


Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, Linux Platforms 1.x

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Installation Notes

Installation Notes

WIND00131301.zip is for 1.4
WIND00131302.zip is for 1.5
WIND00131303.zip is for 2.0

1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates

2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.

3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel

4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.

5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.


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