CVE-2009-4307 Detail

Current Description

The ext4_fill_flex_info function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-git6 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and panic) via a malformed ext4 filesystem containing a super block with a large FLEX_BG group size (aka s_log_groups_per_flex value).


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (12/15/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2009-4307 The Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG do not include support for EXT4, and therefore are not affected by this issue. A future kernel update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14287 Exploit  Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=503358ae01b70ce6909d19dd01287093f6b6271c
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00005.html
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/12/9/255
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.32-git6.log Patch 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:029
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0380.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9874

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-189 Numeric Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4307
NVD Published Date:
12/12/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017
Source:
MITRE