Vulnerability identifier: #VU456
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Linux Foundation
The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.
The weakness exists in lib/asn1_decoder.c due to integer overflow. A local attacker can submit specially crafted ASN.1 data and gain root privileges.
Update to version 4.6.
Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: 4.5.0 - 4.5.7
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.