Privilege escalation in IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data



Published: 2022-10-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-27666
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU61672

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-27666

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 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.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data : before 4.5.3


CPE2.3
External links

http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt/security-bulletin-ibm-watson-speech-services-cartridge-for-ibm-cloud-pak-for-data-is-vulnerable-to-elevated-privileges-in-linux-kernel-cve-2022-27666/
http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6829143

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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