Vulnerability identifier: #VU55143
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow during size_t-to-int conversion when creating, mounting, and deleting a deep directory structure whose total path length exceeds 1GB. An unprivileged local user can write up to 10-byte string to an offset of exactly -2GB-10B below the beginning of a vmalloc()ated kernel buffer.
Successful exploitation of vulnerability may allow an attacker to exploit the our-of-bounds write vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
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