Vulnerability identifier: #VU61217
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: Yes
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
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?