Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170278
CVE-2005-3180 orinoco driver information leakage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #170277 +++
The orinoco driver can send uninitialized data exposing random pieces of the
system memory. This happens because data is not padded with zeroes when its
length needs to be increased.
For the 2.6 upstream fix see
However Alan Cox said "skb_padto already does the if() so the extra if
(skb->len < len) just wastes resources"
Created attachment 119813 [details]
Test kernels w/ the above patch available here:
RHEL3 orinoco users are invited to give them a spin...
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.6.EL).
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 E7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.0.1.EL).
An advisory 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,
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