The setitimer(2) system call in OpenBSD 2.0 through 3.1 does not
properly check certain arguments, which allows local users to write to
kernel memory and possibly gain root privileges, possibly via an
integer signedness error.
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OPENBSD:20021002 Incorrect argument checking in the setitimer(2) system call may allow an attacker to write to kernel memory.
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