#VU63418 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-05-19 | Updated: 2022-06-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63418

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1419

CWE-ID: CWE-416

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 escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in vgem_gem_dumb_create() function in Linux kernel. A local user can trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198742


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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