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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-2011-2211
Last Modified 13 Jun 2012 12:15:23
Published 13 Jun 2012 06:24:54
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2011-2211

Summary

The osf_wait4 function in arch/alpha/kernel/osf_sys.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.4 on the Alpha platform uses an incorrect pointer, which allows local users to gain privileges by writing a certain integer value to kernel memory.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39.1

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39.2

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39.3


References

CONFIRM - https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f

CONFIRM - http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f

MLIST - [oss-security] 20110615 Re: CVE request: kernel: alpha: fix several security issues

CONFIRM - http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39.4


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:49:38