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CVE-2010-0003

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-01-08
Bugzilla: 554578: CVE-2010-0003 kernel: infoleak if print-fatal-signals=1
IAVA: 2011-A-0066

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The print_fatal_signal function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32.4 on the i386 platform, when print-fatal-signals is enabled, allows local users to discover the contents of arbitrary memory locations by jumping to an address and then reading a log file, and might allow local users to cause a denial of service (system slowdown or crash) by jumping to an address.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0003 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-0003.

This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact.

A future update in Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0146.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0147.html respectively.

This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed.

For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0161 March 23, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0146 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0147 March 17, 2010

External References

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