CVE-2021-43057

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Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.14.8. A use-after-free in selinux_ptrace_traceme (aka the SELinux handler for PTRACE_TRACEME) could be used by local attackers to cause memory corruption and escalate privileges, aka CID-a3727a8bac0a. This occurs because of an attempt to access the subjective credentials of another task.

References

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=2229

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.14.8

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=a3727a8bac0a9e77c70820655fd8715523ba3db7

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20211125-0001/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-10-28

Updated: 2021-11-25

Type: CWE-416

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*