CVE-2010-3298

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2010-09-11
Bugzilla:
633140: CVE-2010-3298 kernel: drivers/net/usb/hso.c: prevent reading uninitialized memory

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The hso_get_count function in drivers/net/usb/hso.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc5 does not properly initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a TIOCGICOUNT ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3298 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5, as they did not support USB Option High Speed Mobile Devices. This was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0771.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 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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