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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0379

Original release date: 01/25/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

FreeBSD kernel 5.4-STABLE and 6.0 does not completely initialize a buffer before making it available to userland, which could allow local users to read portions of kernel memory.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22730
External Source: BID
Name: 16373
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015541
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-06:06
External Source: XF
Name: bsd-buffer-initialization-disclosure(24338)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18599
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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