|Description||The vmsplice_to_pipe function in Linux kernel 2.6.17 through 220.127.116.11 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which allows local users to gain root privileges via crafted arguments in a vmsplice system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0009 and CVE-2008-0010.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||high (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, in 2.6.24-4 of linux-2.6)