Linux kernel system call could disclose information
|linux-system-info-disclosure (11714)||Medium Risk|
Linux kernel could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information using a timing attack, caused by a vulnerability in various system calls, such as the open() system call. By measuring the amount of time it takes to receive a response from the system call, a remote attacker could obtain valid filenames.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Apr 02 2003 - 13:19:47 CST : Syscall implementation could lead to whether or not a file exists.
- BID-7279: Multiple Vendor I/O System Call File Existence Weakness
- Linux Kernel
Apr 02, 2003
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