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Off-by-one error in the iov_iter_advance function in mm/filemap.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a certain sequence of file I/O operations with readv and writev, as demonstrated by testcases/kernel/fs/ftest/ftest03 from the Linux Test Project.
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Allows disruption of service
This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG for RHEL-5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html
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