The mm_for_maps function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and earlier allows local users to read (1) maps and (2) smaps files under proc/ via vectors related to ELF loading, a setuid process, and a race condition.
Publish Date : 2009-08-14 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
DSA-2005 linux-2.6.24 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
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