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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Validation Flaw in sctp_getsockopt_hmac_ident() Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021000
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021000
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4113   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 8 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 prior to 2.6.26.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user can issue a specially crafted SCTP_HMAC_IDENT IOCTL request when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/sctp/socket.c'.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.26.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.4

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Validation Flaw in sctp_getsockopt_hmac_ident() Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG.



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