70290 : Linux Kernel net/tipc/socket.c get_name Function Local Stack Memory Disclosure
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2010-10-31

Description

Linux Kernel contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure.  The issue is triggered when the 'get_name' function in 'net/tipc/socket.c' fails to initialize a certain structure, which will disclose potentially sensitive kernel stack memory information to a local attacker.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.6.37-rc2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Linux Kernel Organization, Inc.
Kernel
2.6.37-rc1

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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 1.9
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-01-04 | Disagree?

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