CVE-2009-2910 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.4 on the x86_64 platform does not clear certain kernel registers before a return to user mode, which allows local users to read register values from an earlier process by switching an ia32 process to 64-bit mode.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (01/21/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2009-2910 It has been rated as having moderate security impact. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1671.html , https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html respectively. 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/x86/linux-2.6-tip.git;a=commit;h=24e35800cdc4350fc34e2bed37b608a9e13ab3b6 Broken Link 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00005.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00007.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-02/msg00005.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/10/1/164 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125442304214452&w=2 Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125444390112831&w=2 Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125511635004768&w=2 Third Party Advisory 
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31.4 Broken Link 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/02/1 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1671.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36576 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-864-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=526788 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10823 Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7359 Third Party Advisory 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html Third Party Advisory 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html Third Party Advisory 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html Third Party Advisory 
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-October/msg00483.html Third Party Advisory 

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2910
NVD Published Date:
10/20/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2020
Source:
MITRE