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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Null Pointer Dereference in irda_bind() May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024381
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024381
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2954   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 2 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6
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 irda_bind() and cause the target system to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.

Tavis Ormandy reported this vulnerability.

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

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

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=628e300cccaa628d8fb92aa28cb7530a3d5f2257

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

Message History:   None.


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