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CVE-2023-4623 Detail

Description

A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_hfsc (HFSC qdisc traffic control) component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If a class with a link-sharing curve (i.e. with the HFSC_FSC flag set) has a parent without a link-sharing curve, then init_vf() will call vttree_insert() on the parent, but vttree_remove() will be skipped in update_vf(). This leaves a dangling pointer that can cause a use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  Google Inc.
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/175963/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0099-1.html
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f Issue Tracking  Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://kernel.dance/b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2023/10/msg00027.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2024/01/msg00004.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-416 Use After Free cwe source acceptance level NIST   Contributor acceptance level Google Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-4623
NVD Published Date:
09/06/2023
NVD Last Modified:
01/11/2024
Source:
Google Inc.