Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113099
CAN-2003-0461 /proc reveals char count
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
CAN-2003-0461 /proc/tty/driver/serial in Linux 2.4.x reveals the exact
number of characters used in serial links, which could allow local
users to obtain potentially sensitive information such as the length
This is a minor issue but should be addressed with some future
(note not fixed in 2.4.21-7.EL)
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U2
patch pool tonight. It will first be available in kernel version
The /proc/tty/driver directory will now have permissions of 500
(i.e., root-only access).
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.