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The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 188.8.131.52 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.
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This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html , https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1548 and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540 respectively.
It has been rated as having moderate security impact and 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 or critical impact are addressed.
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