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Linux privilege escalation
Published:08.02.2012
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:12170
Type:local
Threat Level:
6/10
Description:Under some condirions mem_write allows to overrite process memory.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.6
 LINUX : kernel 3.0
CVE:CVE-2012-0056 (The mem_write function in Linux kernel 2.6.39 and other versions, when ASLR is disabled, does not properly check permissions when writing to /proc/<pid>/mem, which allows local users to gain privileges by modifying process memory, as demonstrated by Mempodipper.)

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