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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4242)

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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4242)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
01/10/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The hci_uart_tty_open function in the HCI UART driver (drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c) in the Linux kernel 2.6.36, and possibly other versions, does not verify whether the tty has a write operation, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via vectors related to the Bluetooth driver.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx40-upgrade-480973
  • vmware-esx41-upgrade-502767

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