Bug 648663 (CVE-2010-4077) - CVE-2010-4077 kernel: drivers/char/nozomi.c: reading uninitialized stack memory
Summary: CVE-2010-4077 kernel: drivers/char/nozomi.c: reading uninitialized stack memory
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2010-4077
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: public=20100915,reported=20101006,sou...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 648704 648705 648706
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Reported: 2010-11-01 21:21 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2018-08-28 21:51 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0958 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2010-12-08 19:08:55 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0007 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-01-11 19:44:55 UTC

Description Petr Matousek 2010-11-01 21:21:46 UTC
Description of problem:
The TIOCGICOUNT device ioctl in nozomi.c allows unprivileged users to read uninitialized stack memory, because the "reserved" member of the serial_icounter_struct struct declared on the stack is not altered or zeroed before being copied back to the user. 



Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2010-11-02 10:57:44 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 as they did not include support for GlobeTrotter

Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-04 07:46:30 UTC

Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-22 05:40:39 UTC
Upstream commit:

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2010-12-08 19:10:00 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2010:0958 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0958.html

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2011-01-11 19:46:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0007 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html

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