CVE-2011-2517

HIGH
New! CVE Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for CVEs has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. CVEs that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Description

Multiple buffer overflows in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.2 allow local users to gain privileges by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability during scan operations with a long SSID value.

References

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39.2

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=208c72f4fe44fe09577e7975ba0e7fa0278f3d03

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1212.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/01/4

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=718152

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/208c72f4fe44fe09577e7975ba0e7fa0278f3d03

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-05-24

Updated: 2020-07-28

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (30 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89105VMware ESX / ESXi Service Console and Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0001) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
76634RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2011:1253)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
74801openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2012:1439-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
74658openSUSE Security Update : Kernel (openSUSE-SU-2012:0799-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
68421Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2011-2025)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68334Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2011-1212)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68331Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-1189)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
64015RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2011:1813)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
61132Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
61118Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
57749VMSA-2012-0001 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party library and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
57005Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1286-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56978Ubuntu 11.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1285-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56949USN-1281-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56947Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities (USN-1279-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56946Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1278-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56943Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1269-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56916Ubuntu 10.10 : linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities (USN-1274-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56914Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1272-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56768Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities (USN-1256-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
56643USN-1244-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56640USN-1241-1 : linux-fsl-imx51 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
56271CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2011:1212)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
56130Debian DSA-2303-2 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
56110RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2011:1212)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
55964RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:1189)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
55955Fedora 14 : kernel-2.6.35.14-95.fc14 (2011-11103)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
55686SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 4884 / 4888 / 4889)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
55583Fedora 15 : kernel-2.6.38.8-35.fc15 (2011-9130)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
801509CentOS RHSA-2011-1212 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high