#VU61217 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Published: 2022-03-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61217

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22942


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to an error in the vmwgfx driver in Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can gain access to files opened by other processes on the system through a dangling 'file' pointer.

Exploiting this vulnerability requires an attacker to have access to either /dev/dri/card0 or /dev/dri/rendererD128 and be able to issue an ioctl() on the resulting file descriptor.

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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


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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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