Bug 957123 - (CVE-2013-2015) CVE-2013-2015 Kernel: ext4: hang when mounting non-journal filesystems with orphan list
CVE-2013-2015 Kernel: ext4: hang when mounting non-journal filesystems with o...
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: 957145 957146 957147 957148 957149 957150
Blocks: 904373
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Reported: 2013-04-26 07:58 EDT by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2016-02-24 21:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-06-26 10:02:58 EDT
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Description Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-26 07:58:13 EDT
Linux kernel built with an Ext4 file system is vulnerable to a system hang
situation when [auto]mounting a non-journal filesystem with an orphan list
to clear.

A user could use this flaw to stall the system resulting in DoS.

Upstream fix:
 -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/0e9a9a1ad619e7e987815d20262d36a2f95717ca
Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-26 08:58:28 EDT

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Comment 9 Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-28 05:13:21 EDT
CVE-2013-2015 was assigned to this issue.
 -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/26/16

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