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[suse-security] [SA10533] Linux Kernel Real Time Clock Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability (fwd)




I take it this is not covered in the the do_mremap kernel update?



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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 19:16:19 +0100
From: Secunia Security Advisories <sec-adv@xxxxxxxxxxx>


TITLE:
Linux Kernel Real Time Clock Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA10533

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://www.secunia.com/advisories/10533/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Linux Kernel 2.4.x

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux kernel, which
potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain
knowledge of sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in "/dev/rtc"
real time clock routines, which may disclose parts of kernel memory
to unprivileged users.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.4.24.
http://www.kernel.org/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.24

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