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Bug 260068 (CVE-2009-0676)

Summary: Kernel: < sock_getsockopt() kernel memory retrieval (CVE-2009-0676)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Stefan Behte (RETIRED) <craig>
Component: KernelAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: hardened-kernel+disabled, kernel
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.28 <]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-02-23 21:36:32 UTC
CVE-2009-0676 (
  The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel
  before does not initialize a certain structure member, which
  allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from
  kernel memory via an SO_BSDCOMPAT getsockopt request.