DescriptionBuffer overflow in NFS readlink handling in the Linux Kernel 2.4 up to 2.4.31 allows remote NFS servers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long symlink, which is not properly handled in (1) nfs2xdr.c or (2) nfs3xdr.c and causes a crash in the NFS client.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1183-1, DSA-1184-2
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze16fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

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