Denial of service in Linux kernel vmwgfx driver



Published: 2023-01-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-36280
CWE-ID CWE-787
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Linux Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU71480

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-36280

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the vmw_kms_cursor_snoo() function in drivers/gpu/vmxgfx/vmxgfx_kms.c in vmwgfx VMWare driver. A local user can trigger an out-of-bounds write and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.openanolis.cn/show_bug.cgi?id=2071

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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