Linux Kernel 2.6.31 - 'perf_counter_open' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:33228
Type exploitdb
Reporter Xiao Guangrong
Modified 2009-09-16T00:00:00


Linux Kernel 2.6.31 'perf_counter_open()' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability. CVE-2009-3234. Local exploit for linux platform


The Linux kernel is prone to a local buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data.

Local attackers may be able to exploit this issue to run arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Failed exploit attempts may crash the affected kernel, denying service to legitimate users.

The Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc1 through 2.6.31 are vulnerable.