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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2801

Original release date: 09/06/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


xattr.c in the ext2 and ext3 file system code for Linux kernel 2.6 does not properly compare the name_index fields when sharing xattr blocks, which could prevent default ACLs from being applied.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: BID
Name: 14793
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10495
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-921
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:219
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0144
External Source: MLIST
Name: [debian-kernel] 20050809 Re: ACL patches in Debian 2.4 series kernel.
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:514
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:018
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-3
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Acl-Devel] 20050205 [FIX] Long-standing xattr sharing bug
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-922

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Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10495
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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