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The inotify_read function in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 to 220.127.116.11, 2.6.28 to 18.104.22.168, and 2.6.29-rc3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a read with an invalid address to an inotify instance, which causes the device's event list mutex to be unlocked twice and prevents proper synchronization of a data structure for the inotify instance.
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The inotify_read function in the Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.29-rc3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a read with an invalid address to an inotify instance, which causes the device's event list mutex to be unlocked twice and prevents proper synchronization of a data structure for the inotify instance.
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Allows disruption of service
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5, or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.
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https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49331 [No Types Assigned]
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