This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
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] [PCI]
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of the CIPSO and CALIPSO refcounting for the DOI definitions in cipso_v4_genopt(0 function in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c in Linux kernel. A local user can trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: before 5.11.4CPE
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.