CVE-2011-2211

NameCVE-2011-2211
DescriptionThe osf_wait4 function in arch/alpha/kernel/osf_sys.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.4 on the Alpha platform uses an incorrect pointer, which allows local users to gain privileges by writing a certain integer value to kernel memory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2310-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.32-1high
linux-2.6sourcelenny2.6.26-26lenny4highDSA-2310-1

Notes

Support for Alpha was dropped with Squeeze, so marking 2.6.32 as fixed

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems