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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   NetBSD Vendors:   NetBSD
NetBSD Buffer Length Check Error in CODA File System Lets Local Users Read Kernel Memory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024369
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 27 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0, 4.0.1, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetBSD. A local user can read portions of kernel memory.

The system may fail to perform the size checks in the vice ioctl in the CODA filesystem kernel module. A local user can exploit this flaw to read portions of kernel memory.

Dan J. Rosenberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can read portions of kernel memory.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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