Vulnerability CVE-2022-1998


Published: 2022-06-09

Description:
A use after free in the Linux kernel File System notify functionality was found in the way user triggers copy_info_records_to_user() call to fail in copy_event_to_user(). A local user could use this flaw to crash the system 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
Redhat -> Enterprise linux 
Linux -> Linux kernel 
Fedoraproject -> Fedora 

 References:
https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2022/q1/99
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c?h=v5.17&id=ee12595147ac1fbfb5bcb23837e26dd58d94b15d

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