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CVE Reference: CVE-2010-2962

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2010-2962

Description:
drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c in the Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) in the Intel i915 driver in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not properly validate pointers to blocks of memory, which allows local users to write to arbitrary kernel memory locations, and consequently gain privileges, via crafted use of the ioctl interface, related to (1) pwrite and (2) pread operations.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1041-1

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00000.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-10/msg00004.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-10/msg00003.html

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA42745
  Secunia Advisory: SA42758

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0958.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0842.html

FEDORA
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-December/052513.html

CONFIRM
  http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.36
  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=ce9d419dbecc292cc3e06e8b1d6d123d3fa813a4

BID
  44067


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