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486305: CVE-2009-0676 kernel: memory disclosure in SO_BSDCOMPAT gsopt

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel before does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory via an SO_BSDCOMPAT getsockopt request.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0676 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0360 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0326 2009-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0459 2009-04-30
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