Executive Summary



This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Informations
NameCVE-2010-2955First vendor Publication2010-09-08
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2012-03-19

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score3.3Attack RangeAdjacent network
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score6.5AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

The cfg80211_wext_giwessid function in net/wireless/wext-compat.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc3-next-20100831 does not properly initialize certain structure members, which allows local users to leverage an off-by-one error in the ioctl_standard_iw_point function in net/wireless/wext-core.c, and obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory, via vectors involving an SIOCGIWESSID ioctl call that specifies a large buffer size.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2955

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-189Numeric Errors (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Os1339

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2011-06-24Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2011-6447
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_6447_kernel_fc13.nasl
2011-05-10Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-ti-omap4 USN-1119-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1119_1.nasl
2011-03-15Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2011-2134
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_2134_kernel_fc13.nasl
2011-03-07Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities USN-1083-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1083_1.nasl
2011-01-11Name : SuSE Update for kernel SUSE-SA:2010:047
File : nvt/gb_suse_2010_047.nasl
2010-12-28Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-18983
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_18983_kernel_fc13.nasl
2010-12-23Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-18506
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_18506_kernel_fc13.nasl
2010-10-22Name : Ubuntu Update for Linux kernel vulnerabilities USN-1000-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1000_1.nasl
2010-10-01Name : SuSE Update for kernel SUSE-SA:2010:046
File : nvt/gb_suse_2010_046.nasl
2010-09-22Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-14890
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_14890_kernel_fc13.nasl
2010-09-10Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-14235
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_14235_kernel_fc13.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
67742Linux Kernel net/wireless/wext-compat.c cfg80211_wext_giwessid Function Craft...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_3_kernel-100921.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-2011.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-03-09Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1083-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-03-08Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1093-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20101110_kernel_on_SL6_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-17Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_kernel-7164.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-06-13Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1119-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-05Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_kernel-101020.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-12-02Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_kernel-100920.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-12-02Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_kernel-101020.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-11-18Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2010-0842.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-10-20Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1000-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-10-11Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_kernel-7160.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-09-24Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_kernel-100921.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-09-23Name : The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse9_12646.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-09-09Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2010-14235.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

SourceUrl
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/42885
CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-2.6.git;a=commit;...
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/next/patch-v2.6.36-rc3-next-20100...
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628434
MISC http://forums.grsecurity.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2290
http://grsecurity.net/~spender/wireless-infoleak-fix2.patch
MLIST http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/27/413
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/30/127
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/30/146
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/30/351
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/08/31/1
REDHAT http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0771.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0842.html
SUSE http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-11/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00000.html
UBUNTU http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1000-1
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0298

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