CVE-2009-3612 Detail

Current Description

The tcf_fill_node function in net/sched/cls_api.c in the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.32-rc5, and 2.4.37.6 and earlier, does not initialize a certain tcm__pad2 structure member, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2005-4881.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/17/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2009-3612 This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1670.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html respectively. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will address this flaw. 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 or critical impact are addressed. For further information about the 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/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=ad61df918c44316940404891d5082c63e79c256a Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-12/msg00002.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-12/msg00005.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-02/msg00005.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html Third Party Advisory 
http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/35412/ Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.32-rc5 Broken Link 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:329 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/14/1 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/14/2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/15/1 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/15/3 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1670.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-864-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528868 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10395 Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7557 Third Party Advisory 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html Third Party Advisory 
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg00190.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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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3612
NVD Published Date:
10/19/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/14/2020
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.