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Operating systems & Components / Operating system
This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the snd_ctl_elem_read() function in the Linux kernel sound subsystem. A local user can trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.
Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: All versionsExternal links
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.