#VU64861 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-07-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64861

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1679

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 within the ath9k_htc_wait_for_target() function in the Linux kernel’s Atheros wireless adapter driver. A local user can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://lore.kernel.org/lkml/87ilqc7jv9.fsf@kernel.org/t/
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220629-0007/


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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