Denial of service in Linux kernel hid implementation

Published: 2023-02-02
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-25012
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-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU71764

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-25012

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows an attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the bigben_remove() function in drivers/hid/hid-bigbenff.c. An attacker with physical access to the system can attach a specially crafted USB device to the system and cause a denial of service condition.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

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