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CVE-2010-3442

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-09-28
Bugzilla: 638478: CVE-2010-3442 kernel: prevent heap corruption in snd_ctl_new()
IAVA: 2011-A-0147

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in the snd_ctl_new function in sound/core/control.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc5-next-20100929 allow local users to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted (1) SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_ADD or (2) SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_REPLACE ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3442 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0958 December 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0936 December 01, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0004 January 04, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0842 November 10, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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