Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1313812
kernel: Kernel panic when mounting specially crafted ext2 filesystem
Last modified: 2016-05-28 11:15:04 EDT
Kernel panic caused by mounting specially crafted ext2 filesystem was found. This issue was tested on linux kernel 3.10, 3.18 and 3.19.
Name: Hugues Anguelkov
Created attachment 1132278 [details]
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1322277]
Upstream's stance on this bug:
Basically, they plan on doing nothing in the kernel.
The two suggestions of running fsck and mounting with -o errors=continue are feasible, but they would need to be done in userspace.
This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and MRG-2. This has been rated as having Low security impact, as this is actually not a security flaw but intended kernel reaction. This is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.