CVE-2010-4656

MEDIUM

Description

The iowarrior_write function in drivers/usb/misc/iowarrior.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not properly allocate memory, which might allow local users to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow, and consequently cause a denial of service or gain privileges, via a long report.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=3ed780117dbe5acb64280d218f0347f238dafed0

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/24/9

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/3

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/4

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.37

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46069

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1146-1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672420

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-07-18

Updated: 2012-03-19

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM