CVE-2010-2960 Detail

Current Description

The keyctl_session_to_parent function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.35.4 and earlier expects that a certain parent session keyring exists, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a KEYCTL_SESSION_TO_PARENT argument to the keyctl function.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-10/msg00003.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00000.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024384 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://twitter.com/taviso/statuses/22777866582 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/09/02/1 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/42932 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1000-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=627440 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/61557 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-2960
NVD Published Date:
09/08/2010
NVD Last Modified:
08/11/2020
Source:
Canonical Ltd.