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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:15:36 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@...nel.sg>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: memory disclosure in SO_BSDCOMPAT gsopt

According to the upstream commit
df0bca049d01c0ee94afb7cd5dfd959541e6c8da "net: 4 bytes kernel memory
disclosure in SO_BSDCOMPAT gsopt try #2" in linux-2.6's git, there is
a missing initialisation of optval v.val that can be directly returned
to userspace when getsockopt() is called with SO_BSDCOMPAT optname
set.

http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/6816/
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=486305
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=df0bca049d01c0ee94afb7cd5dfd959541e6c8da

Thanks, Eugene

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