CVE-2010-4073

LOW

Description

The ipc subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc1 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via vectors related to the (1) compat_sys_semctl, (2) compat_sys_msgctl, and (3) compat_sys_shmctl functions in ipc/compat.c; and the (4) compat_sys_mq_open and (5) compat_sys_mq_getsetattr functions in ipc/compat_mq.c.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=03145beb455cf5c20a761e8451e30b8a74ba58d9

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-12/msg00004.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00004.html

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

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00002.html

http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/10/6/492

http://secunia.com/advisories/42778

http://secunia.com/advisories/42884

http://secunia.com/advisories/42890

http://secunia.com/advisories/42932

http://secunia.com/advisories/42963

http://secunia.com/advisories/43291

http://secunia.com/advisories/46397

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8366

http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2126

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.37-rc1

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:029

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:051

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/10/07/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/10/25/3

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0958.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0017.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0162.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45073

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0012

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0124

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0168

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

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0375

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648658

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2010-11-29

Updated: 2018-10-10

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW