The llc_ui_getname function in net/llc/af_llc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 has an incorrect return value in certain circumstances, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application that leverages an uninitialized pointer argument.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
"This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue."
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[oss-security] 20130305 CVE Requests (maybe): Linux kernel: various info leaks, some NULL ptr derefs