#VU71482 Use-after-free in Linux kernel


Published: 2023-01-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU71482

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-0266

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 perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the snd_ctl_elem_read() function. A local user can trigger a use-after-free error and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=56b88b50565cd8b946a2d00b0c83927b7ebb055e


Q & A

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