CVE-2011-1079

MEDIUM

Description

The bnep_sock_ioctl function in net/bluetooth/bnep/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not ensure that a certain device field ends with a '\0' character, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory, or cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash), via a BNEPCONNADD command.

References

http://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100145416

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=43629f8f5ea32a998d06d1bb41eefa0e821ff573

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/01/10

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681260

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/43629f8f5ea32a998d06d1bb41eefa0e821ff573

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-21

Updated: 2015-05-06

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.4

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

Impact Score: 7.8

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM