Bug 1267261 - (CVE-2015-8324) CVE-2015-8324 kernel: Null pointer dereference when mounting ext4
CVE-2015-8324 kernel: Null pointer dereference when mounting ext4
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1266862
Blocks: 1267262
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Reported: 2015-09-29 09:31 EDT by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2016-05-11 03:20 EDT (History)
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A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's ext4 file system driver handled certain corrupted file system images. An attacker with physical access to the system could use this flaw to crash the system.
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Last Closed: 2015-11-24 05:22:42 EST
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Description Adam Mariš 2015-09-29 09:31:54 EDT
It was reported that there are some exit points in ext4_fill_super which result in destruction of workqueue which is not yet initialized, leading to kernel NULL pointer dereference.

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Comment 3 Vladis Dronov 2015-11-23 04:16:25 EST

This problem did not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 7 and MRG-2.
Comment 6 Adam Mariš 2015-12-09 04:27:04 EST

Red Hat would like to thank Dmitriy Monakhov of OpenVZ project for reporting this issue.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 19:16:47 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2016:0855 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0855.html

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