CVE-2008-3534

NameCVE-2008-3534
DescriptionThe shmem_delete_inode function in mm/shmem.c in the tmpfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a certain sequence of file create, remove, and overwrite operations, as demonstrated by the insserv program, related to allocation of "useless pages" and improper maintenance of the i_blocks count.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1636-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.26-2medium
linux-2.6sourceetch(not affected)
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5medium
linux-2.6.24sourceetch2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5mediumDSA-1636-1

Notes

[etch] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
14fcc23fdc78e9d32372553ccf21758a9bd56fa1
Fixed in 2.6.25.14 and 2.6.26.1

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