VMware Tanzu products update for Linux kernel

Published: 2022-08-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-27666
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs
Server applications / Other server solutions

Isolation Segment
Server applications / Other server solutions

VMware Tanzu Operations Manager
Server applications / Virtualization software

Platform Automation Toolkit
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU61672

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-27666

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within IPsec ESP transformation code in net/ipv4/esp4.c and net/ipv6/esp6.c in Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can pass specially crafted data to the system, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Platform Automation Toolkit: before 4.3.5

VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs: All versions

Isolation Segment: All versions

VMware Tanzu Operations Manager: before 2.9.34, 2.10.34

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?