|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; 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