Linux Kernel "/proc//mem" Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
Linux Kernel 2.6.x
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges
The vulnerability is caused due to the kernel not properly restricting access to "/proc//mem" file, which can be exploited to gain escalated privileges by e.g. writing into the memory of a privileged process.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.
Fixed in the GIT repository.