Use-after-free in Linux kernel



Published: 2023-01-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-0266
CWE-ID CWE-416
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) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU71482

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-0266

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the snd_ctl_elem_read() function. A local user can trigger a use-after-free error 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://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=56b88b50565cd8b946a2d00b0c83927b7ebb055e

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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