Affected configuration(s):


Date published: 2015-03-16T06:59:00.070-04:00

Date last modified: 2017-01-02T21:59:12.703-05:00

CVSS Score: 7.2

Principal attack vector: LOCAL

Complexity:  LOW

Reference URL:;a=commit;h=8d0207652cbe27d1f962050737848e5ad4671958

Summary: The implementation of certain splice_write file operations in the Linux kernel before 3.16 does not enforce a restriction on the maximum size of a single file, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted splice system call, as demonstrated by use of a file descriptor associated with an ext4 filesystem.


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