CVE-2010-4527

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2010-12-29
Bugzilla:
667615: CVE-2010-4527 kernel: buffer overflow in OSS load_mixer_volumes

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The load_mixer_volumes function in sound/oss/soundcard.c in the OSS sound subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 incorrectly expects that a certain name field ends with a '\0' character, which allows local users to conduct buffer overflow attacks and gain privileges, or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, via a SOUND_MIXER_SETLEVELS ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4527 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not provide support for Open Sound System (OSS).

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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 4 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0263 2011-02-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

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