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576018: CVE-2010-1084 kernel: bluetooth: potential bad memory access with sysfs files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Linux kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.33, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a large number of Bluetooth sockets, related to the size of sysfs files in (1) net/bluetooth/l2cap.c, (2) net/bluetooth/rfcomm/core.c, (3) net/bluetooth/rfcomm/sock.c, and (4) net/bluetooth/sco.c.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1084 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

This issue did not affect the version of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise 3 and 4, as it did not use sysfs files. A future update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0610 2010-08-10
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0631 2010-08-17


Red Hat would like to thank Neil Brown for reporting this issue.
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