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CVE-2010-2240 Detail

Current Description

The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=320b2b8de12698082609ebbc1a17165727f4c893
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000133.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024344
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2094
http://www.invisiblethingslab.com/resources/misc-2010/xorg-large-memory-attacks.pdf Exploit
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.52
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.32.19
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.34.4
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.35.2
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:172
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:198
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:051
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0660.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0670.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0882.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/517739/100/0/threaded
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0007.html
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606611
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A13247
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0661.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.6.27.51
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.32.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.34.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.34.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.34.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.35.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-2240
NVD Published Date:
09/03/2010
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018