#VU63158 NULL pointer dereference


Published: 2022-05-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63158

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1516

CWE-ID: CWE-476

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to NULL pointer dereference error in the Linux kernel’s X.25 set of standardized network protocols functionality. A local user can terminate session using a simulated Ethernet card and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net.git/commit/?id=7781607938c8


Q & A

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