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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-4881

The netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.13-rc1 does not initialize certain padding fields in structures, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors, related to the (1) tc_fill_qdisc, (2) tcf_fill_node, (3) neightbl_fill_info, (4) neightbl_fill_param_info, (5) neigh_fill_info, (6) rtnetlink_fill_ifinfo, (7) rtnetlink_fill_iwinfo, (8) vif_delete, (9) ipmr_destroy_unres, (10) ipmr_cache_alloc_unres, (11) ipmr_cache_resolve, (12) inet6_fill_ifinfo, (13) tca_get_fill, (14) tca_action_flush, (15) tcf_add_notify, (16) tc_dump_action, (17) cbq_dump_police, (18) __nlmsg_put, (19) __rta_fill, (20) __rta_reserve, (21) inet6_fill_prefix, (22) rsvp_dump, and (23) cbq_dump_ovl functions.
Publish Date : 2009-10-19 Last Update Date : 2012-03-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2005-4881 This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and 4. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html 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 and critical impact are addressed. For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
2.1
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2009-09-07 2005-06-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-4881 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20054881 unix
RHSA-2009:1522: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091522 unix
The netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.13-rc1 does not initialize certain ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11744 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-4881

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 -pre3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 -pre2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 -pre1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 -pre5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 -pre4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.30 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.30 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.33.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.34.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.35.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.35.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.35.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.35.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.35.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.37.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 97

- References For CVE-2005-4881

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/9
MLIST [oss-security] 20090917 Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20090916 Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/07/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090907 Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/06/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090906 Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/05/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090905 Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.13/ChangeLog-2.6.13-rc1 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/37909
SECUNIA 37909
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1522
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.37.6 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=521601 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=0f3f2328f63c521fe4b435f148687452f98b2349 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=30e744716c4a6cc4e8ecaaddf68f20057c03dc8d CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git;a=commit;h=3408cce0c2f380884070896420ca566704452fb5 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8a47077a0b5aa2649751c46e7a27884e6686ccbf CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/37084
SECUNIA 37084
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=9ef1d4c7c7aca1cd436612b6ca785b726ffb8ed8 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b3563c4fbff906991a1b4ef4609f99cca2a0de6a CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-12/msg00005.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:064
http://marc.info/?l=git-commits-head&m=112002138324380
MLIST [bk-commits-head] 20050629 [NETLINK]: Missing initializations in dumped data

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-4881

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