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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-1436

Original release date: 05/21/2010
Last revised: 03/01/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

gfs2 in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, does not properly handle when the gfs2_quota struct occupies two separate pages, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via certain manipulations that cause an out-of-bounds write, as demonstrated by writing from an ext3 file system to a gfs2 file system.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10652
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100427 Re: CVE request - gfs2 kernel issue
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-gfs2quota-dos(58839)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586006
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100427 CVE request - gfs2 kernel issue
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43315

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10652
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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