CVE-2011-2211

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Date: June 13, 2012

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.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control

CWE-264

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CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): COMPLETE
Integrity (I): COMPLETE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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