Vulnerability identifier: #VU64156
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Linux Foundation
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.
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Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: All versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?