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The ext4_decode_error function in fs/ext4/super.c in the ext4 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference), and possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted read-only filesystem that lacks a journal.
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Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanismAllows disruption of service
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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. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0147.html.
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