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Service Console update for COS kernel

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11741

The Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc7 does not initialize certain data structures within getname functions which allows local users to read the contents of some kernel memory locations by calling getsockname on (1) an AF_APPLETALK socket related to the atalk_getname function in net/appletalk/ddp.c; (2) an AF_IRDA socket related to the irda_getname function in net/irda/af_irda.c; (3) an AF_ECONET socket related to the econet_getname function in net/econet/af_econet.c; (4) an AF_NETROM socket related to the nr_getname function in net/netrom/af_netrom.c; (5) an AF_ROSE socket related to the rose_getname function in net/rose/af_rose.c; or (6) a raw CAN socket related to the raw_getname function in net/can/raw.c.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3002
Product(s):