DescriptionA numeric casting discrepancy in sdla_xfer in Linux kernel 2.6.x up to 2.6.5 and 2.4 up to 2.4.29-rc1 allows local users to read portions of kernel memory via a large len argument, which is received as an int but cast to a short, which prevents a read loop from filling a buffer.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 01:38:06 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:29 2022