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fs/namei.c in Linux kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.34 does not always follow NFS automount "symlinks," which allows attackers to have an unknown impact, related to LOOKUP_FOLLOW.
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Allows disruption of service
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This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as this issue only affects kernel version 2.6.18 and onwards. A future update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.
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