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Secunia Security Advisory 22776

Secunia Security Advisory 22776
Posted Nov 13, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - LMH has reported a vulnerability in Fedora Core, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service)

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | linux, fedora
MD5 | f56138b10c0672a2cca4cb2d28411ede

Secunia Security Advisory 22776

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additions to the Secunia Advisories and have started translating the
advisories to German.

The improvements will help our customers to get a better
understanding of how we reached our conclusions, how it was rated,
our thoughts on exploitation, attack vectors, and scenarios.

This includes:
* Reason for rating
* Extended description
* Extended solution
* Exploit code or links to exploit code
* Deep links

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TITLE:
Fedora Core Ext3 File System Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA22776

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/22776/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Fedora Core 6
http://secunia.com/product/12487/

DESCRIPTION:
LMH has reported a vulnerability in Fedora Core, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service)

The vulnerability is caused due to an improper handling of corrupted
data structures in the Ext3 file system. This can be exploited to
crash the system or corrupt the file system by mounting and reading a
specially crafted file system image.

SOLUTION:
Do not mount untrusted file systems.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
LMH

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-10-11-2006.html

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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