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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:56:44 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: ext4: ext4_ext_insert_extent()
 kernel oops

On 10/21/2011 09:24 PM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> A flaw was found in the way splitting two extents in
> ext4_ext_convert_to_initialized() worked. Althrough ex has been updated
> in memory, it is not dirtied both in ext4_ext_convert_to_initialized()
> and ext4_ext_insert_extent(). The disk layout is corrupted. Then it
> will meet with a BUG_ON() when writting at the start of that extent
> again.
> Local unprivileged users can use this flaw to crash the system when ext4
> filesystem is in use.
> Introduced in:
> 56055d3ae4cc7fa6d2b10885f20269de8a989ed7
> Upstream fix:
> 667eff35a1f56fa74ce98a0c7c29a40adc1ba4e3
> Credits:
> Zheng Liu
> References:
> Thanks,

Use CVE-2011-3638.

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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