This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the ath9k_htc_wait_for_target() function in the Linux kernel’s Atheros wireless adapter driver. A local user can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: All versions
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.