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Linux Kernel 64-bit Kernel Register Memory Leak Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7359

arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.4 on the x86_64 platform does not clear certain kernel registers before a return to user mode which allows local users to read register values from an earlier process by switching an ia32 process to 64-bit mode.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-2910
Product(s):