A numeric casting discrepancy in sdla_xfer in Linux kernel 2.6.x up to
2.6.5 and 2.4 up to 2.4.29-rc1 allows local users to read portions of
kernel memory via a large len argument, which is received as an int
but cast to a short, which prevents a read loop from filling a buffer.
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MLIST:[linux-kernel] 20040416 Re: [CHECKER] Probable security holes in 2.6.5
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