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Linux kernel DoS
Published:30.08.2011
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:11887
Type:local
Threat Level:
4/10
Description:Crash on BeFS filesystem parsing.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.6
 LINUX : kernel 3.0
CVE:CVE-2011-2928 (The befs_follow_link function in fs/befs/linuxvfs.c in the Linux kernel before 3.1-rc3 does not validate the length attribute of long symlinks, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (incorrect pointer dereference and OOPS) by accessing a long symlink on a malformed Be filesystem.)
Original documentdocumentTimo Warns, [PRE-SA-2011-06] Linux kernel: ZERO_SIZE_PTR dereference for long symlinks in Be FS (30.08.2011)

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