#VU63925 NULL pointer dereference in Linux kernel


Published: 2022-06-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63925

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0286

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 a NULL pointer dereference error in the Linux kernel’s bonding driver when user bonds non existing or fake device. A local user can perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel:


External links
http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=105cd17a866017b45f3c45901b394c711c97bf40
http://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?id=160f641886d88bf11cbf1236cc4db994bb210626
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2037019


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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