#VU68316 Buffer overflow in Linux kernel

Published: 2022-10-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU68316

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-42721


Exploitation vector: Local network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a list management error in the mac80211 stack in the Linux kernel when handling BSS. A remote attacker on the local network can send specially crafted WLAN frames to the system, trigger linked list corruption and execute arbitrary code.

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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 local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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