Bug 520990 (CVE-2009-3228) - CVE-2009-3228 kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
Summary: CVE-2009-3228 kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2009-3228
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 520863 520865 520992 520993 520994 537296
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-09-03 03:31 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:31 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1522 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: kernel security and bug fix update 2009-10-22 15:09:25 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1540 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2009-11-03 18:21:07 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1548 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2009-11-03 19:33:33 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2009-09-03 03:31:27 UTC
Description of problem:
Three bytes of uninitialized kernel memory are currently leaked to user.

Upstream proposed patch:
http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/32830/

CVE request:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/2060

Comment 5 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-10-20 08:44:42 UTC
MITRE's CVE-2009-3228 record:
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The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem
in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9
does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure
members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information
from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.

References:
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http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=096ed17f20affc2db0e307658c69b67433992a7a
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=16ebb5e0b36ceadc8186f71d68b0c4fa4b6e781b
http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/32830/
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.37.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.31/ChangeLog-2.6.31-rc9

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2009-10-22 15:09:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2009:1522 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-11-03 18:21:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2009:1540 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-11-03 19:33:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1548 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1548.html


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