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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-2211

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.
Publish Date : 2012-06-13 Last Update Date : 2012-06-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2310-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14257 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-2211

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.39.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 11

- References For CVE-2011-2211

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39.4 CONFIRM
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/15/7
MLIST [oss-security] 20110615 Re: CVE request: kernel: alpha: fix several security issues
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=21c5977a836e399fc710ff2c5367845ed5c2527f CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-2211

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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