CVE-2010-2955

low

Description

The cfg80211_wext_giwessid function in net/wireless/wext-compat.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc3-next-20100831 does not properly initialize certain structure members, which allows local users to leverage an off-by-one error in the ioctl_standard_iw_point function in net/wireless/wext-core.c, and obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory, via vectors involving an SIOCGIWESSID ioctl call that specifies a large buffer size.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-2.6.git%3Ba=commit%3Bh=42da2f948d949efd0111309f5827bf0298bcc9a4

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-11/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00000.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628434

http://secunia.com/advisories/41245

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/08/31/1

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0771.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0842.html

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1000-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0298

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2010-09-08

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Severity: Low