|Description||The shmem_delete_inode function in mm/shmem.c in the tmpfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 126.96.36.199 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.|
|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.
[etch] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Fixed in 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206