#VU64156 Race condition


Published: 2022-06-10 | Updated: 2022-07-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64156

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1729

CWE-ID: CWE-362

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 race condition within sys_perf_event_open() in Linux kernel. A local user can exploit the race and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-1729.html


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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