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CVE-2010-3080

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-09-08
Bugzilla: 630551: CVE-2010-3080 kernel: /dev/sequencer open failure is not handled correctly

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Double free vulnerability in the snd_seq_oss_open function in sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4 might allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via an unsuccessful attempt to open the /dev/sequencer device.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3080 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 as it did not include upstream commit 7034632d that introduced the problem. It did not affect Red Hat Enterprise MRG as the /dev/sequencer device file is restricted to root access only.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 January 11, 2011

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.

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