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CVE-2010-4655 Detail

Current Description

net/core/ethtool.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an ethtool ioctl call.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b00916b189d13a615ff05c9242201135992fcda3 Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/24/9 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/3 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/4 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/5 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/28/1 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45972 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1146-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672428 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/10/7/297 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-665 Improper Initialization cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-4655
NVD Published Date:
07/18/2011
NVD Last Modified:
08/14/2020
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.