#VU62358 Use-after-free in Linux kernel

Published: 2022-04-15 | Updated: 2022-10-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62358

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1280


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 gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the drm_lease_held() function in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_lease.c in the Linux kernel. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger a use-after-free error and crash the kernel or gain access to sensitive information.

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel:

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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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