The ext2_make_empty function call in the Linux kernel before 220.127.116.11
does not properly initialize memory when creating a block for a new
directory entry, which allows local users to obtain potentially
sensitive information by reading the block.
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BUGTRAQ:20050401 Information leak in the Linux kernel ext2 implementation
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