CVE-2005-4881 Detail

Current Description

The netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.13-rc1 does not initialize certain padding fields in structures, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors, related to the (1) tc_fill_qdisc, (2) tcf_fill_node, (3) neightbl_fill_info, (4) neightbl_fill_param_info, (5) neigh_fill_info, (6) rtnetlink_fill_ifinfo, (7) rtnetlink_fill_iwinfo, (8) vif_delete, (9) ipmr_destroy_unres, (10) ipmr_cache_alloc_unres, (11) ipmr_cache_resolve, (12) inet6_fill_ifinfo, (13) tca_get_fill, (14) tca_action_flush, (15) tcf_add_notify, (16) tc_dump_action, (17) cbq_dump_police, (18) __nlmsg_put, (19) __rta_fill, (20) __rta_reserve, (21) inet6_fill_prefix, (22) rsvp_dump, and (23) cbq_dump_ovl functions.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (10/22/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2005-4881 This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and 4. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important and critical impact are addressed. For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=0f3f2328f63c521fe4b435f148687452f98b2349 Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=30e744716c4a6cc4e8ecaaddf68f20057c03dc8d Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=3408cce0c2f380884070896420ca566704452fb5 Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8a47077a0b5aa2649751c46e7a27884e6686ccbf Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=9ef1d4c7c7aca1cd436612b6ca785b726ffb8ed8 Patch 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b3563c4fbff906991a1b4ef4609f99cca2a0de6a Patch 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-12/msg00005.html
http://marc.info/?l=git-commits-head&m=112002138324380 Patch 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.37.6 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.13/ChangeLog-2.6.13-rc1 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/05/2 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/06/2 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/07/2 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/1 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/9 Patch 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=521601
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11744

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-4881
NVD Published Date:
10/19/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017
Source:
MITRE