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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-2180

The setitimer(2) system call in OpenBSD 2.0 through 3.1 does not properly check certain arguments, which allows local users to write to kernel memory and possibly gain root privileges, possibly via an integer signedness error.
Publish Date : 2002-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-2180

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openbsd 12

- References For CVE-2002-2180
XF openbsd-setitimer-memory-overwrite(10278) CONFIRM
BID 5861 OpenBSD setitimer(2) Kernel Memory Overwrite Vulnerability Release Date:2007-11-03
OPENBSD 20021002 Incorrect argument checking in the setitimer(2) system call may allow an attacker to write to kernel memory.

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-2180

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