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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Null Pointer Dereference in keyctl_session_to_parent() May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024384
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024384
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2960   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 2 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, User access via local system

Version(s): 2.6.32-rc1 and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a null pointer dereference in keyctl_session_to_parent() and cause denial of service conditions or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Tavis Ormandy reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 02 Sep 2010 18:34:33 +0000
Subject:  Linux Kernel


CVE-2010-2960 kernel: keyctl_session_to_parent null ptr deref

 
 


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