Linux Kernel 3.18 compromise Execute Code Vulnerability


Linux Kernel is prone to a local code-execution vulnerability.This allows a local attacker to exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts may result in a denial-of-service condition.


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Vulnerable Systems:
 * Linux Kernel 3.18

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the NVIDIA GPU driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as Critical due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device.

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
Publish Date : 2017-03-07
Last Update Date : 2017-03-13

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