Linux kernel built with support for XFS file system is vulnerable to a NULL
pointer dereference flaw. This occurs while accessing blocks beyond the end
of the file system, possibly on a corrupted device.
A user able to mount the file system could use this flaw to crash the kernel, resulting in DoS.
The CVE identifier of CVE-2013-1819 has been assigned to this issue:
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 918070]
This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Due to it's limited impact, this issue is not currently planned to be addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
kernel-3.8.3-103.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
MRG for RHEL-6 v.2
Via RHSA-2013:0829 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0829.html