The nfs_can_extend_write function in fs/nfs/write.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.3 relies on a write delegation to extend a write operation without a certain up-to-date verification, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory in opportunistic circumstances by writing to a file in an NFS filesystem and then reading the same file.
Publish Date : 2014-02-28 Last Update Date : 2014-03-16
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
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