Linux Kernel CIFS Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

The Linux Kernel is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because the software fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Successfully exploiting this issue will result in the complete compromise of affected computers. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.

The issue affects Linux Kernel 2.6.29; other versions may also be vulnerable.


 

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