Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
drivers/acpi/debugfs.c in the Linux kernel before 3.0 allows local users to modify arbitrary kernel memory locations by leveraging root privileges to write to the /sys/kernel/debug/acpi/custom_method file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-4347.
CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls
CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.