#VU54454 Use-after-free


Published: 2021-06-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54454

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33034

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor:

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in net/bluetooth/hci_event.c when destroying an hci_chan. A local user can escalate privileges on the system.


Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: before 5.12.4

CPE

External links
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.12.4
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5c4c8c9544099bb9043a10a5318130a943e32fc3
https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?id=2e1943a94647f7732dd6fc60368642d6e8dc91b1
https://sites.google.com/view/syzscope/kasan-use-after-free-read-in-hci_send_acl
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GI7Z7UBWBGD3ABNIL2DC7RQDCGA4UVQW/
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/06/msg00019.html
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/06/msg00020.html


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.


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