CVE-2009-3228

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-09-02
CWE:
CWE-401
Bugzilla:
520990: CVE-2009-3228 kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3228 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html , https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1548 and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540 respectively.

It has been rated as having moderate security impact and is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed.

For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1548 2009-11-03
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:1540 2009-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1522 2009-10-22
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