Vulnerability identifier: #VU51451
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Linux Foundation
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Netlink messages in Linux kernel through 5.11.3, as certain iSCSI data structures do not have appropriate length constraints or checks, and can exceed the PAGE_SIZE value. A local unprivileged user can send a Netlink message that is associated with iSCSI, and has a length up to the maximum length of a Netlink message, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.
Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.
Vulnerable software versions
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.