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Linux Kernel 2.4 and 2.6 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7557

The tcf_fill_node function in net/sched/cls_api.c in the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.32-rc5 and 2.4.37.6 and earlier does not initialize a certain tcm__pad2 structure member which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2005-4881.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3612
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