CVE-2010-4655

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2010-10-11
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
672428: CVE-2010-4655 kernel: heap contents leak for CAP_NET_ADMIN via ethtool ioctl

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

net/core/ethtool.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an ethtool ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4655 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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-2011:0303 2011-03-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0263 2011-02-16
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:0330 2011-03-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0421 2011-04-08

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Kees Cook for reporting this issue.
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