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VMSA-2010-0009.2: Service Console update (CVE-2009-4141)

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VMSA-2010-0009.2: Service Console update (CVE-2009-4141)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/19/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/02/2010
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the fasync_helper function in fs/fcntl.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc4-git1 allows local users to gain privileges via vectors that include enabling O_ASYNC (aka FASYNC or FIOASYNC) on a locked file, and then closing this file.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx40-upgrade-256968

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