Vulnerability identifier: #VU61672
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within IPsec ESP transformation code in net/ipv4/esp4.c and net/ipv6/esp6.c in Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can pass specially crafted data to the system, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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