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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-2962

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.
Publish Date : 2010-11-26 Last Update Date : 2020-08-14
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2010-09-27 2010-10-03
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-2962 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0007 -- kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28019 unix
ELSA-2010-2011 -- Unbreakable enterprise kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27702 unix
ELSA-2010:0842: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23172 unix
ELSA-2012-2001 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27842 unix
RHSA-2010:0842: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21695 unix
RHSA-2010:0842: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100842 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-2962

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Fedoraproject Fedora 1
Linux Linux Kernel 1
Opensuse Opensuse 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 1

- References For CVE-2010-2962
BID 44067 Linux Kernel 915 GEM IOCTL Local Memory Overwrite Vulnerability Release Date:2013-06-21
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0958
VUPEN ADV-2010-3321
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-18983
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:050
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0842
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:051;a=commit;h=ce9d419dbecc292cc3e06e8b1d6d123d3fa813a4 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2011-0070
SUSE SUSE-SA:2011:007
VUPEN ADV-2011-0298

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-2962

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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