Linux kernel vulnerability

2008-02-12T00:00:00
ID USN-577-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2008-02-12T00:00:00

Description

Wojciech Purczynski discovered that the vmsplice system call did not properly perform verification of user-memory pointers. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory and gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)