CVE-2010-1162

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-04-03
Bugzilla:
582076: CVE-2010-1162 kernel: tty: release_one_tty() forgets to put pids

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The release_one_tty function in drivers/char/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 omits certain required calls to the put_pid function, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1162 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 as they did not include upstream commit ab521dc0 that introduced the problem. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0631.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0631 2010-08-17
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