CVE-2011-2517

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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