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CVE-2010-4081

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2010-09-25
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
648670: CVE-2010-4081 kernel: drivers/sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c: reading uninitialized stack memory

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The snd_hdspm_hwdep_ioctl function in sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc6 does not initialize a certain structure, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via an SNDRV_HDSPM_IOCTL_GET_CONFIG_INFO ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4081 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as they did not include support for RME Hammerfall DSP
MADI Audio interface.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 2011-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 2011-01-13

Acknowledgements

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

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