|Description||VFS in the Linux kernel before 188.8.131.52, and 2.6.23.x before 184.108.40.206, performs tests of access mode by using the flag variable instead of the acc_mode variable, which might allow local users to bypass intended permissions and remove directories.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||low (attack range: local)|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
- linux-2.6.24 <not-affected> (Fixed before initial upload, upstream in 2.6.24)