Bug 217024 - CVE-2006-6054 ext2_check_page denial of service
CVE-2006-6054 ext2_check_page denial of service
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Don Howard
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-11-23 03:23 EST by Marcel Holtmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0673
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-08-08 14:54:28 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0673 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2007-08-08 14:54:27 EDT

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Description Marcel Holtmann 2006-11-23 03:23:04 EST
From MOKB-12-11-2006:


The ext2 filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures,
leading to an exploitable denial of service issue when read operation is being
done on a crafted fs stream.
Comment 1 Don Howard 2006-11-28 16:09:09 EST
While this does cause a noticable slowdown, the system is still accessable and
usable.  I don't think this rises to the level of a security issue.
Comment 3 Don Howard 2007-07-07 02:36:21 EDT
A patch addressing this issue has been included in kernel-2.4.18-e.65.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-08 14:54:28 EDT
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
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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