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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4655)

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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4655)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
07/18/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2011
Modified
08/17/2020

Description

net/core/ethtool.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an ethtool ioctl call.

Solution(s)

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

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