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The netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 22.214.171.124 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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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.
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