Denial of service in Linux kernel IPsec

Published: 2022-11-29
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3629
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Linux Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Memory leak

EUVDB-ID: #VU69706

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3629

CWE-ID: CWE-401 - Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference ('Memory Leak')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform DoS attack.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak within the vsock_connect() function in net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c in Linux kernel IPSec implementation. A local user can force the system to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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