Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113103
CAN-2003-0984 minor /dev/rtc leak
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
CAN-2003-0984: /dev/rtc leak
An uninitialised buffer leaks a few bytes to user space. Made public
by SuSE Dec04 although was not fixed upstream (at least as far as
2.4.22). This issue is fixed in our other distributions.
The security implications are minor however at least one publication
(ZDNet) decided to call this a critical security vulnerability,
raising its profile out of all proportion.
actually fixed in 2.4.23, see
The RHEL 3 fix for this problem was committed to the U2 patch
pool tonight and will be available internally in kernel version
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.