Information disclosure in Linux kernel

Published: 2024-02-19
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-0340
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Initialization

EUVDB-ID: #VU86579

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-0340

CWE-ID: CWE-665 - Improper Initialization

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to improper initialization within the vhost_new_msg() function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel vhost driver. A local user can run a specially crafted application to gain access to sensitive kernel information.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: before 6.4 rc4

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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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.