CVE-2010-3877

Published: 03 January 2011

The get_name function in net/tipc/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 does not initialize a certain structure, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a copy of this structure.

From the Ubuntu security team

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the TIPC interface did not correctly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=88f8a5e3e7defccd3925cabb1ee4d3994e5cdb52
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc2)