CVE-2015-8324

NameCVE-2015-8324
DescriptionThe ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34 does not properly track the initialization of certain data structures, which allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via a crafted USB device, related to the ext4_fill_super function.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-360-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.96-2fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster4.13.13-1fixed
sid4.14.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)2.6.37-1medium
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze17mediumDLA-360-1

Notes

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/23/2
https://bugs.openvz.org/browse/OVZ-6541
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1267261
Commit fixing the issue: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=744692dc059845b2a3022119871846e74d4f6e11 (v2.6.34-rc1)

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