CVE-2022-2959

high

Description

A race condition was found in the Linux kernel's watch queue due to a missing lock in pipe_resize_ring(). The specific flaw exists within the handling of pipe buffers. The issue results from the lack of proper locking when performing operations on an object. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or escalate their privileges on the system.

References

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/189b0ddc245139af81198d1a3637cac74f96e13a

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20230214-0005/

https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-22-1165/

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2022-08-25

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7

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

Severity: High