#VU55257 Race condition in Linux kernel


Published: 2021-07-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU55257

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-32399

CWE-ID: CWE-362

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 race condition  for removal of the HCI controller within net/bluetooth/hci_request.c in the Linux kernel. A local user can exploit the race and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions


External links
http://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e2cb6b891ad2b8caa9131e3be70f45243df82a80
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e2cb6b891ad2b8caa9131e3be70f45243df82a80
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/05/11/2
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210622-0006/
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/06/msg00019.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/06/msg00020.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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