CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-09-11
Bugzilla: 633145: CVE-2010-3297 kernel: drivers/net/eql.c: reading uninitialized stack memory


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The eql_g_master_cfg function in drivers/net/eql.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 an EQL_GETMASTRCFG ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3297 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 as they did not include support for equalizer load-balancer for serial network interfaces. This was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Enterprise MRG via

CVSS v2 metrics

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 October 14, 2010

External References


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

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