CVE-2022-1679

high

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.

References

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/10/msg00000.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/11/msg00001.html

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/87ilqc7jv9.fsf%40kernel.org/t/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220629-0007/

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2022-05-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Severity: High

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Severity: High