CVE Database

CVE-2011-1006

Impact: Important
Public: 2011-03-03
CWE: CWE-122
Bugzilla: 678107: CVE-2011-1006 libcgroup: Heap-based buffer overflow by converting list of controllers for given task into an array of strings

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the parse_cgroup_spec function in tools/tools-common.c in the Control Group Configuration Library (aka libcgroup or libcg) before 0.37.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted controller list on the command line of an application. NOTE: it is not clear whether this issue crosses privilege boundaries.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1006 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libcgroup) RHSA-2011:0320 March 03, 2011

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Nelson Elhage for reporting this issue.

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