Intrusion Prevention

Linux.Kernel.NFS.MKNOD.Request.Security.Bypass

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a security bypass vulnerability in Linux Kernel.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the Linux kernel handles a specially crafted NFS request, MKNOD.

Affected Products

Linux kernel 2.6.28 8 and previous versions

Impact

Security Bypass: Remote attackers can bypass security checking of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the web site.
http://kernel.org/

CVE References

CVE-2009-1072