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CVE Reference: CVE-2011-0711

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2011-0711

Description:
The xfs_fs_geometry function in fs/xfs/xfs_fsops.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38-rc6-git3 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via an FSGEOMETRY_V1 ioctl call.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0927.html

OSVDB
  70950

MLIST
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/16/10
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/16/4

CONFIRM
  http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.38-rc6-git3.log
  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=3a3675b7f23f83ca8c67c9c2b6edf707fd28d1ba

BID
  46417


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