The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The e1000 driver for Linux kernel 2.4.26 and earlier does not properly initialize memory before using it, which allows local users to read portions of kernel memory. NOTE: this issue was originally incorrectly reported as a "buffer overflow" by some sources.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (kernel)||RHSA-2004:418||August 03, 2004|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel)||RHSA-2004:413||August 03, 2004|
|Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (kernel)||RHSA-2004:327||August 18, 2004|
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