Published: 26/09/2007 Updated: 29/09/2017
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 | Impact Score: 2.9 | Exploitability Score: 3.9
VMScore: 215
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Summary

The snd_mem_proc_read function in sound/core/memalloc.c in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) in the Linux kernel prior to does not return the correct write size, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information (kernel memory contents) via a small count argument, as demonstrated by multiple reads of /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc.

Vendor Advisories

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