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CVE-2011-2211 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/13/2012

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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39.4
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/15/7
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f Exploit Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-2211
NVD Published Date:
06/13/2012
NVD Last Modified:
06/13/2012