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CVE-2012-0957

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-10-09
Bugzilla: 862877: CVE-2012-0957 kernel: uts: stack memory leak in UNAME26

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The override_release function in kernel/sys.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.16 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a uname system call in conjunction with a UNAME26 personality.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0957 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 5.

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

This issue did affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.1
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2012:1491 December 04, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Kees Cook for reporting this issue.

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