The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 220.127.116.11 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory via an SO_BSDCOMPAT getsockopt request.
Publish Date : 2009-02-22 Last Update Date : 2012-04-12
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.