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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-1999-1166
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:18:52
Published 11 Jul 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-1999-1166

Summary

Linux 2.0.37 does not properly encode the Custom segment limit, which allows local users to gain root privileges by accessing and modifying kernel memory.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.0.37


References

BID - 523

BUGTRAQ - 19990711 Linux 2.0.37 segment limit bug


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:18