Privilege escalation in F5 Traffix SDC Linux kernel

Published: 2023-05-26
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-4378
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Traffix SDC
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor F5 Networks

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU70442

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-4378

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based buffer overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the __do_proc_dointvec() function. A local user can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

Traffix SDC: 5.1.0 - 5.1.35

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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