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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Flaw Lets Local Users View Portions of System Memory on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034896
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034896
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7885   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory.

A local user can exploit a memory structure initialization flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from portions of system memory on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in the dgnc_mgmt_ioctl() function in 'drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_mgmt.c'.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=4b6184336ebb5c8dc1eae7f7ab46ee608a748b05

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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