Linux Kernel 'udp_sendmsg()' MSG_MORE Flag Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

The Linux kernel is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with superuser privileges, resulting in a complete compromise of the affected computer. Failed exploit attempts may cause denial-of-service conditions.

Versions prior to the Linux Kernel 2.6.19 are vulnerable.


 

Privacy Statement
Copyright 2010, SecurityFocus