Upstream information

CVE-2011-1162 at MITRE


The tpm_read function in the Linux kernel 2.6 does not properly clear memory, which might allow local users to read the results of the previous TPM command.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We do not consider this problem a security issue. While the memory read from the TPM is not cleared, there is no indication that this can be passed out of the kernel space.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 680040 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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