CVE-2011-1019

LOW

Description

The dev_load function in net/core/dev.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38 allows local users to bypass an intended CAP_SYS_MODULE capability requirement and load arbitrary modules by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.

References

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.38

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8909c9ad8ff03611c9c96c9a92656213e4bb495b

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/25/1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680360

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8909c9ad8ff03611c9c96c9a92656213e4bb495b

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-03-01

Updated: 2013-03-04

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW