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638478: CVE-2010-3442 kernel: prevent heap corruption in snd_ctl_new()

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 2010-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0842 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0936 2010-12-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0004 2011-01-04


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

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