CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-2184

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: Sep 06, 2011 | Modified: Feb 13, 2023
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
7.2 HIGH
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The key_replace_session_keyring function in security/keys/process_keys.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.1 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a KEYCTL_SESSION_TO_PARENT argument to the keyctl function, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2960.

Weakness

A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux * *

Potential Mitigations

References