Descriptionfs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 220.127.116.11 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SR:2008:025, published Fri, 14 Nov 2008 15:00:00 +0000