Vulnerability CVE-2022-1679


Published: 2022-05-16

Description:
A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel??s Atheros wireless adapter driver in the way a user forces the ath9k_htc_wait_for_target function to fail with some input messages. This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

Type:

CWE-416

(Use After Free)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.2/10
10/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Linux -> Linux kernel 

 References:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/87ilqc7jv9.fsf@kernel.org/t/

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