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
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) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU71480

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-36280

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

Exploit availability: No


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

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