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CVE-2010-3877

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-10-31
Bugzilla: 649717: CVE-2010-3877 kernel: net/tipc/socket.c: reading uninitialized stack memory
IAVA: 2011-A-0147

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The get_name function in net/tipc/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 does not initialize a certain structure, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a copy of this structure.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3877 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include
support for Transparent Inter-Process Communication Protocol (TIPC). A future
kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this flaw.

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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 January 13, 2011

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall for reporting this issue.

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