CVE-2023-2235

Public on 2023-05-01
Modified on 2024-01-12
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.
Severity
Important severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.8
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory Status
Amazon Linux 1 kernel Not Affected
Amazon Linux 2 - Kernel-5.15 Extra kernel 2023-05-15 ALAS2KERNEL-5.15-2023-019 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2023 kernel 2023-03-30 ALAS2023-2023-148 Fixed

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H