Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:36:54 +0530 (IST) From: P J P <ppandit@...hat.com> To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: CVE request: Linux kernel: net: memory leak in recvmsg handlermsg_name & msg_namelen logic Hello, Linux kernel built with the networking support(CONFIG_NET) is vulnerable to an information leakage flaw in the socket layer. It could occur while doing recvmsg(2), recvfrom(2) socket calls. It occurs due to improperly initialised msg_name & msg_namelen message header parameters. A user/program could use this flaw to leak information from kernel memory bytes. Upstream fix: ------------- -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/f3d3342602f8bcbf37d7c46641cb9bca7618eb1c Reference: ---------- -> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039845 Thank you. -- Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Security Response Team
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