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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-1446

Original release date: 01/18/2014
Last revised: 03/16/2014


The yam_ioctl function in drivers/net/hamradio/yam.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.8 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an SIOCYAMGCFG ioctl call.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2135-1
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-cve20141446-info-disc(90445)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1053620
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2129-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2128-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2014-1062
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2117-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8e3fbf870481eb53b2d3a322d1fc395ad8b367ed
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2141-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2133-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2138-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2136-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2113-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.12.8
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140115 Re: CVE request: assorted kernel infoleak security fixes
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2014-1072
External Source: BID
Name: 64954
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2134-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8e3fbf870481eb53b2d3a322d1fc395ad8b367ed
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2014:038
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2139-1

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)