Information disclosure in Linux kernel Virtio drivers

Published: 2022-11-30
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-2308
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) Use of uninitialized resource

EUVDB-ID: #VU69765

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-2308

CWE-ID: CWE-908 - Use of Uninitialized Resource

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to usage of uninitialized resources in vDPA with VDUSE backend in Linux kernel. A local user can pass specially crafted data to the Virtio drivers, trigger uninitialized usage of resources and gain access to sensitive information.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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