Linux Kernel perf_swevent_init Privilege Escalation Exploit

This module exploits a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. The perf_swevent_init function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 uses an incorrect integer data type, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted perf_event_open system call.
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Product Version: 
2013 R1
Released Date: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 00:00