#VU69756 Memory leak in Linux kernel

Published: 2022-11-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU69756

Vulnerability risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3524


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 perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak within the ipv6_renew_options() function when retrieving a new IPv6 address from a malicious DHCP server. A remote attacker can force the system to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.

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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel:

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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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