The cifs_iovec_write function in fs/cifs/file.c in the Linux kernel
through 3.13.5 does not properly handle uncached write operations that
copy fewer than the requested number of bytes, which allows local
users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, cause a
denial of service (memory corruption and system crash), or possibly
gain privileges via a writev system call with a crafted pointer.
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MLIST:[linux-cifs] 20140214 [PATCH] cifs: ensure that uncached writes handle unmapped areas correctly
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