The ext4_fill_super function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 22.214.171.124 and 2.6.28 before 126.96.36.199 does not validate the superblock configuration, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by attempting to mount a crafted ext4 filesystem.
Publish Date : 2009-02-27 Last Update Date : 2013-01-22
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