net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c in the IPv4 implementation in the Linux
kernel before 2.6.39 does not place the expected '\0' character at the
end of string data in the values of certain structure members, which
allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from
kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability to issue a
crafted request, and then reading the argument to the resulting
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MLIST:[linux-kernel] 20110310 [PATCH] ipv4: netfilter: ip_tables: fix infoleak to userspace
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