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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Bug in ecryptfs_write_metadata_to_contents() Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022177
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022177
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0787   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 7 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.28.x prior to 2.6.28.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain memory contents.

A local user can invoke the ecryptfs_write_metadata_to_contents() function to trigger an out-of-bounds memory read and obtain portions of kernel memory.

Impact:   A local user can obtain portions of kernel memory.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.28.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.28.9

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Bug in ecryptfs_write_metadata_to_contents() Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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