CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-09-11
Bugzilla: 633140: CVE-2010-3298 kernel: drivers/net/usb/hso.c: prevent reading uninitialized memory


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The hso_get_count function in drivers/net/usb/hso.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 TIOCGICOUNT ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3298 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 support USB Option High Speed Mobile Devices. 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 January 11, 2011

External References


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

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