Public Date:
665470: CVE-2010-4525 kvm: x86: zero kvm_vcpu_events->interrupt.pad infoleak

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Linux kernel 2.6.33 and 2.6.34.y does not initialize the kvm_vcpu_events->interrupt.pad structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4525 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 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 2011-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2011:0028 2011-01-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Affected


Red Hat would like to thank Stephan Mueller of atsec information security for reporting this issue.