CVE-2015-8952

2016-10-16T21:59:00
ID CVE-2015-8952
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2018-03-16T01:29:00

Description

The mbcache feature in the ext2 and ext4 filesystem implementations in the Linux kernel before 4.6 mishandles xattr block caching, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) via filesystem operations in environments that use many attributes, as demonstrated by Ceph and Samba.