CVE-2010-4073

LOW
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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: 2020-08-10

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (28 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89680VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0012) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
79507OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
75553openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0004-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
68182Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0162)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68177Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0007)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
65101Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1083-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
65103Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities (USN-1093-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
60938Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
59153SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7261)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
58229SuSE9 Security Update : the Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12677)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
56508VMSA-2011-0012 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party libraries and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
56190USN-1202-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
55784Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1186-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
53740openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0346-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
53670openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:1047-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
52476Ubuntu 9.10 : linux, linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1073-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
51953SuSE9 Security Update : the Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12672)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51847Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux, linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1054-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
51786CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2011:0162)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
51614SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 3760 / 3762 / 3763)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51569RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0162)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
51522RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0017)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
51500RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0007)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
51158SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7257)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51066Fedora 13 : kernel-2.6.34.7-63.fc13 (2010-18506)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
50979Fedora 14 : kernel-2.6.35.9-64.fc14 (2010-18493)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
50825Debian DSA-2126-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
801503CentOS RHSA-2011-0162 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high