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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel tcf_act_police_dump() Function Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024603
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024603
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3477   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.36-rc4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive kernel memory contents.

The tcf_act_police_dump() function in 'net/sched/act_police.c' does not properly initialize certain structure members. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive kernel memory contents.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fix (2.6.36-rc4) in September 2010.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.36-rc4

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.
Oct 19 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel tcf_act_police_dump() Function Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Nov 9 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel tcf_act_police_dump() Function Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jan 11 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel tcf_act_police_dump() Function Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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