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CVE-2012-0957

Published: 10 October 2012

The override_release function in kernel/sys.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.16 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a uname system call in conjunction with a UNAME26 personality.

From the Ubuntu security team

Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's uname system call. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel stack memory.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc2)
Patches:
Introduced by be27425dcc516fd08245b047ea57f83b8f6f0903
Fixed by 2702b1526c7278c4d65d78de209a465d4de2885e
Introduced by be27425dcc516fd08245b047ea57f83b8f6f0903
Fixed by 31fd84b95eb211d5db460a1dda85e004800a7b52
Other: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1060521
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