Public Date:
633149: CVE-2010-3296 kernel: drivers/net/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c reading uninitialized stack memory

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The cxgb_extension_ioctl function in drivers/net/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc5 does not properly initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a CHELSIO_GET_QSET_NUM ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3296 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0771 2010-10-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 2011-01-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0421 2011-04-08


Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.