DescriptionThe ReiserFS functionality in Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service via a malformed ReiserFS file system that triggers memory corruption when a sync is performed.
SourceCVE (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 severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.68-2fixed
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster4.19.37-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze(not affected)


- linux <not-affected> (Kernel rejects the malformed filesystem)
[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Kernel rejects the malformed filesystem)
It's not obvious when or how this was fixed

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