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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-4655

net/core/ethtool.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an ethtool ioctl call.
Publish Date : 2011-07-18 Last Update Date : 2020-08-14
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 665

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
1.2
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2011-01-25 2010-10-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-4655 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20104655 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0303 -- kernel security and bug fix update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28133 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0421 -- kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27421 unix
DSA-2264-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12997 unix
ELSA-2011-2014 -- Oracle Linux 6 Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28005 unix
ELSA-2011:0303: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22623 unix
ELSA-2011:0421: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23108 unix
RHSA-2011:0263: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110263 unix
RHSA-2011:0303: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21825 unix
RHSA-2011:0303: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110303 unix
RHSA-2011:0421: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21905 unix
RHSA-2011:0421: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110421 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20304 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-2010-4655

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware ESX 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 1
Linux Linux Kernel 1
Vmware ESX 2

- References For CVE-2010-4655

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1146-1
UBUNTU USN-1146-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html CONFIRM
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/24/9
MLIST [oss-security] 20110124 CVE request: linux kernel heap issues
http://secunia.com/advisories/46397
SECUNIA 46397
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.36 CONFIRM
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/28/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20110128 Re: CVE request: linux kernel heap issues
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b00916b189d13a615ff05c9242201135992fcda3 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45972
BID 45972 Linux Kernel 'ethtool.c' Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2012-10-23
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672428 CONFIRM
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20110125 Re: CVE request: linux kernel heap issues
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20110124 Re: CVE request: linux kernel heap issues
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20110125 Re: CVE request: linux kernel heap issues
https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/10/7/297
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20101007 [PATCH] net: clear heap allocations for privileged ethtool actions

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-4655

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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