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Bug 234799 (CVE-2008-3272) - Linux <2.6.27-rc2 sound: ensure device number is valid in snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info (CVE-2008-3272)
Summary: Linux <2.6.27-rc2 sound: ensure device number is valid in snd_seq_oss_synth_m...
Alias: CVE-2008-3272
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.26 <2...
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-15 10:49 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-05 03:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-15 10:49:39 UTC
CVE-2008-3272 (
  The snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info function in
  sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_synth.c in the sound subsystem in the Linux kernel
  before 2.6.27-rc2 does not verify that the device number is within the range
  defined by max_synthdev before returning certain data to the caller, which
  allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-15 10:53:05 UTC
Also fixed in and
Comment 2 Kerin Millar 2009-07-20 19:25:08 UTC
hardened-kernel unaffected at present time. Removing alias.

PS: genpatches-2.6.25-10 included the patch and genpatches-2.6.26-2 included the patch