CVE-2010-2747

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CVE-2010-2747 is a vulnerability that was identified in the Linux kernel in August 2010. This vulnerability allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect handling of a user-space pointer dereference in the perf_events subsystem. The flaw was initially given a CVSS score of 6.9 (out of 10), indicating a medium severity issue. When the vulnerability was initially discovered, it affected several major distributions of the Linux operating system, including Red Hat, Debian, and Ubuntu. These companies responded quickly by releasing updates and patches to their software to address the vulnerability. Users were encouraged to upgrade their systems as soon as possible to reduce the risk of exploitation. Despite these efforts, there were reports of exploits leveraging CVE-2010-2747 in the wild, highlighting the need for timely patching and ongoing vigilance when it comes to software vulnerabilities. This vulnerability serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive security measures, such as regular software updates and vulnerability scanning, to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches.
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CERT-EU
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