CVE-ID

CVE-1999-1166

• Severity Rating • Fix Information • Vulnerable Software Versions • SCAP Mappings
Description
Linux 2.0.37 does not properly encode the Custom segment limit, which allows local users to gain root privileges by accessing and modifying kernel memory.
References
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Date Entry Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Cole, Foat, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> (Task 2253)
 CHANGE> [Frech changed vote from REVIEWING to MODIFY]
 Frech> XF:linux-segment-limit-privileges(11202)

Proposed (Legacy)
20010912
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