|Description||A 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.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)|
|NVD severity||low (attack range: local)|
|Debian/stable||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/testing||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/unstable||not known to be vulnerable.|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|linux-2.6 (PTS)||squeeze (security), squeeze||2.6.32-48squeeze6||fixed|
The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Fixed before upload into archive; 2.6.6)