The osf_wait4 function in arch/alpha/kernel/osf_sys.c in the Linux kernel before 188.8.131.52 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
DSA-2310-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak
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