CVE-2023-2235

high

Description

A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux Kernel Performance Events system can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The perf_group_detach function did not check the event's siblings' attach_state before calling add_event_to_groups(), but remove_on_exec made it possible to call list_del_event() on before detaching from their group, making it possible to use a dangling pointer causing a use-after-free vulnerability. We recommend upgrading past commit fd0815f632c24878e325821943edccc7fde947a2.

References

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=fd0815f632c24878e325821943edccc7fde947a2

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2023-05-01

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