Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125168
CAN-2004-0535 e1000 kernel memory information leak
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
recent kernel fix was applied "e1000: fix probable security hole".
This issue in fact is a minor information leak via the e1000 driver
that can reveal 24 bytes of kernel memory to users (if e1000 driver is
Note that a number of security databases have incorrect information
regarding this issue. Originally, ISS said this was a privilege
escalation vulnerability: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/16159
They have since updated this page to explain that it is an information
leak, but there are still remnants of the old content viewable (the
page still erroneously lists the vulnerability as "high priority" and
with "gain privileges" consequences)
No CVE name yet available
Created attachment 100821 [details]
Patch for e1000 kernel mem leak
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U3
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-15.11.EL)
with the upgrade of the e1000 driver to version 5.2.52-k1
(which doesn't contain the mem leak addressed by comment #1).
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 E3
patch pool (in kernel version 2.4.21-15.0.4.EL).
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.