CVE-2016-5244

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-06-03
CWE:
CWE-200
Bugzilla:
1343337: CVE-2016-5244 kernel: Information leak in rds_inc_info_copy
A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel in function rds_inc_info_copy of file net/rds/recv.c. The last field "flags" of object "minfo" is not initialized. This can leak data previously at the flags location to userspace.

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Statement

This issue affects the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 and will not be addressed in a future update.

This issue does not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Realtime and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This has been rated as having low security impact and is not currently
planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/ .

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-rt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Will not fix
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