|Date: (C)2010-09-08 (M)2016-03-13|
|CVSS Score: 3.3||Access Vector: ADJACENT_NETWORK|
|Exploitability Subscore: 6.5||Access Complexity: LOW|
|Impact Subscore: 2.9||Authentication: NONE|
| ||Confidentiality: PARTIAL|
| ||Integrity: NONE|
| ||Availability: NONE|
The cfg80211_wext_giwessid function in net/wireless/wext-compat.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc3-next-20100831 does not properly initialize certain structure members, which allows local users to leverage an off-by-one error in the ioctl_standard_iw_point function in net/wireless/wext-core.c, and obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory, via vectors involving an SIOCGIWESSID ioctl call that specifies a large buffer size.