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Bug 314677 (CVE-2010-1083) - Kernel: kernel memory leak (CVE-2010-1083)
Summary: Kernel: kernel memory leak (CVE-2010-1083)
Alias: CVE-2010-1083
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [ linux < 2.6.33 ]
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-04-11 14:09 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-15 19:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2010-04-11 14:09:17 UTC
CVE-2010-1083 (
  The processcompl_compat function in drivers/usb/core/devio.c in Linux
  kernel 2.6.x through 2.6.32, and possibly other versions, does not
  clear the transfer buffer before returning to userspace when a USB
  command fails, which might make it easier for physically proximate
  attackers to obtain sensitive information (kernel memory).