#VU69810 Race condition in Linux kernel

Published: 2022-12-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU69810

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3566


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition within the tcp_getsockopt() and tcp_setsockopt() functions in net/ipv4/tcp.c, do_ipv6_setsockopt() function in net/ipv6/ipv6_sockglue.c, and tcp_v6_connect() function in net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c in Linux kernel. A local user can exploit the race and escalate privileges on the system.

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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