|Description||Linux kernel 2.6.x up to 2.6.18 and possibly other versions, when SELinux hooks are enabled, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed file stream that triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the superblock_doinit function, as demonstrated using an HFS filesystem image.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: local)|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
Mounting filesystem partitions should be limited to root