Linux Kernel 'hfs_cat_find_brec()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

The Linux kernel is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check data before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

Attackers can exploit this issue to cause the kernel to crash, denying service to legitimate users. Given the nature of this issue, attackers may also be able to run arbitrary code, but this has not been confirmed.

This issue affects versions prior to Linux kernel 2.6.27.6.


 

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