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The kernel strncpy function in Linux 2.4 and 2.5 does not %NUL pad the buffer on architectures other than x86 as opposed to the expected behavior of strncpy as implemented in libc which could lead to information leaks.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10285

The kernel strncpy function in Linux 2.4 and 2.5 does not %NUL pad the buffer on architectures other than x86 as opposed to the expected behavior of strncpy as implemented in libc which could lead to information leaks.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0465
Product(s):