Out-of-Bounds Affecting torvalds/linux Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,v5.17-rc8)


0.0
high
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-UNMANAGED-TORVALDSLINUX-2933096

  • published

    21 Jun 2022

  • disclosed

    21 Jun 2022

  • credit

    Jann

How to fix?

Upgrade torvalds/linux to version v5.17-rc8 or higher.

Overview

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Out-of-Bounds in the watch_queue event notification subsystem. This flaw can overwrite parts of the kernel state, potentially allowing a local user to gain privileged access or cause a denial of service on the system.