The vulnerability is caused by an out-of-bounds memory error in the 'fill_write_buffer()' function in 'sysfs/file.c'.
The problem occurs when writing a PAGE_SIZE amount of data that does not contain any zeroes to a 'sysfs' file.
The vulnerability has been fixed in version 2.6.17-rc1 of the Linux kernel, and users are advised to download the latest patch immediately.
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