Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3871-3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3871-3
Ubuntu Security Notice 3871-3 – Wen Xu discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Wen Xu discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.