CVE-2005-4881

MEDIUM

Description

The netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.13-rc1 does not initialize certain padding fields in structures, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors, related to the (1) tc_fill_qdisc, (2) tcf_fill_node, (3) neightbl_fill_info, (4) neightbl_fill_param_info, (5) neigh_fill_info, (6) rtnetlink_fill_ifinfo, (7) rtnetlink_fill_iwinfo, (8) vif_delete, (9) ipmr_destroy_unres, (10) ipmr_cache_alloc_unres, (11) ipmr_cache_resolve, (12) inet6_fill_ifinfo, (13) tca_get_fill, (14) tca_action_flush, (15) tcf_add_notify, (16) tc_dump_action, (17) cbq_dump_police, (18) __nlmsg_put, (19) __rta_fill, (20) __rta_reserve, (21) inet6_fill_prefix, (22) rsvp_dump, and (23) cbq_dump_ovl functions.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=0f3f2328f63c521fe4b435f148687452f98b2349

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=30e744716c4a6cc4e8ecaaddf68f20057c03dc8d

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=3408cce0c2f380884070896420ca566704452fb5

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8a47077a0b5aa2649751c46e7a27884e6686ccbf

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=9ef1d4c7c7aca1cd436612b6ca785b726ffb8ed8

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b3563c4fbff906991a1b4ef4609f99cca2a0de6a

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-12/msg00005.html

http://marc.info/?l=git-commits-head&m=112002138324380

http://secunia.com/advisories/37084

http://secunia.com/advisories/37909

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.37.6

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.13/ChangeLog-2.6.13-rc1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/05/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/06/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/07/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/9

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=521601

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11744

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-10-19

Updated: 2017-10-11

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM