3986 : Linux Kernel mremap() Missing Return Value Checking Privilege Escalation
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The Linux kernel contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges due to improper checks on return values performed in the do_mremap function for the mremap system call. This flaw may lead to a loss of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Other
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity, Loss of Availability
Exploit: Exploit Public


Upgrade to version 2.4.25 or higher, or 2.6.3 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


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  • Paul Starzetz - ihaquerisec.pl - iSEC Security Research

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

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