|Description||The ext4_group_add function in fs/ext4/resize.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 22.214.171.124 and 2.6.28 before 126.96.36.199 does not properly initialize the group descriptor during a resize (aka resize2fs) operation, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by arranging for crafted values to be present in available memory.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, 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> (ext4 not yet present)
Since the feature is experimental until 2.6.27, I don't think we need to fix this