CVE-2011-2211

HIGH

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.

References

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

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/15/7

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-13

Updated: 2012-06-13

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH