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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:15:36 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
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

Thanks, Eugene

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