Upstream information

CVE-2011-2184 at MITRE


The key_replace_session_keyring function in security/keys/process_keys.c in the Linux kernel before does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a KEYCTL_SESSION_TO_PARENT argument to the keyctl function, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2960.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector 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

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This problem was introduced in 2.6.39 and not backported to older products, so it did not affect any shipped product.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 697899 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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