Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216958
CVE-2006-5823 zlib_inflate memory corruption
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:27 EST
Linux 2.6.x zlib_inflate function can be abused by filesystems that depend on
zlib compression, such as cramfs. A failure to handle crafted data, result of a
read operation in a corrupted filesystem stream, may lead to memory corruption.
This particular vulnerability requires a filesystem (proof of concept for cramfs
provided) to fail validation (ex. no integrity checking) of the binary stream in
order to reach execution of zlib_inflate().
committed in stream U5 build 42.31. A test kernel with this patch is available
committed in stream E5 build 42.0.4
verified with 42.0.6 using fsfuzzer
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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