|Description||The NTFS filesystem code in Linux kernel 2.6.x up to 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a malformed NTFS file stream that triggers an infinite loop in the __find_get_block_slow function.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: local)|
|Debian/stable||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/testing||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/unstable||not known to be vulnerable.|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|linux-2.6 (PTS)||squeeze (security), squeeze||2.6.32-48squeeze6||fixed|
The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.
Mounting filesystem partitions should be limited to root