CVE-2012-0028

HIGH

Description

The robust futex implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28 does not properly handle processes that make exec system calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges by writing to a memory location in a child process.

References

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.28

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8141c7f3e7aee618312fa1c15109e1219de784a7

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/08/1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771764

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8141c7f3e7aee618312fa1c15109e1219de784a7

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-21

Updated: 2012-06-22

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