CVE-2011-1079

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-02-14
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
681260: CVE-2011-1079 kernel: bnep device field missing NULL terminator

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The bnep_sock_ioctl function in net/bluetooth/bnep/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not ensure that a certain device field ends with a '\0' character, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory, or cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash), via a BNEPCONNADD command.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1079 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0833 2011-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0498 2011-05-10
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:0500 2011-05-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel Will not fix
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.
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