#VU67510 Input validation error in Linux kernel

Published: 2022-09-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU67510

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-2663


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Linux Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass firewall rules.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in nf_conntrack_irc in Linux kernel. A remote attacker can send unencrypted IRC with nf_conntrack_irc configured and bypass configured firewall rules.

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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