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The ext4_isize function in fs/ext4/ext4.h in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 184.108.40.206 and 2.6.28 before 220.127.116.11 uses the i_size_high structure member during operations on arbitrary types of files, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and error-message flood) by attempting to mount a crafted ext4 filesystem.
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This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG.
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by
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