CVE-2006-6056

NameCVE-2006-6056
DescriptionLinux 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1304
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kernel-source-2.6.8sourcesarge2.6.8-16sarge7mediumDSA-1304
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.18.dfsg.1-10unimportant

Notes

Mounting filesystem partitions should be limited to root

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