Privilege escalation in Traffix SDC Linux kernel component



Published: 2022-06-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-25636
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Traffix SDC
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU61271

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-25636

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in net/netfilter/nf_dup_netdev.c in the Linux kernel, related to nf_tables_offload. A local user can trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Traffix SDC: 5.2.0 - 5.2.2


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13559191

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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