CVE-2011-4098

NameCVE-2011-4098
DescriptionThe fallocate implementation in the GFS2 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 3.2 relies on the page cache, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service by preallocating blocks in certain situations involving insufficient memory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.65-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.65-1+deb7u2fixed
jessie3.16.7-ckt4-3fixed
sid3.16.7-ckt7-1fixed
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.2.1-1low
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)low
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze(not affected)

Notes

[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (fallocate support was added to GFS2 in 2.37)

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