CVE-2010-3078

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-09-07
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
CWE:
CWE-401
Bugzilla:
630804: CVE-2010-3078 kernel: xfs: XFS_IOC_FSGETXATTR ioctl memory leak

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The xfs_ioc_fsgetxattr function in fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via an ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3078 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include
support for the XFS file system. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0839.html

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-2010:0839 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 2011-01-11

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.
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