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CVE-2011-2928

Published: 29 August 2011

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.

From the Ubuntu security team

Time Warns discovered that long symlinks were incorrectly handled on Be filesystems. A local attacker could exploit this with a malformed Be filesystem and crash the system, leading to a denial of service.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy
Released (2.6.24-29.94)
lucid
Released (2.6.32-35.78)
maverick
Released (2.6.35-30.60)
natty
Released (2.6.38-12.51)
oneiric Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-10.16)
upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.32-319.39)
maverick Ignored
(binary supplied by "linux" now)
natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.31-611.29)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.35-30.60~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.38-12.51~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.32-219.37)
maverick
Released (2.6.32-419.37)
natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

maverick
Released (2.6.35-903.25)
natty
Released (2.6.38-1209.16)
oneiric Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-1205.10)
upstream
Released (3.1~rc3)