CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 12, 2024
Updated: Mar 23, 2024
CWE ID 120


CVE-2022-48620, also known as libuev buffer overflow, is a critical vulnerability that affects uev (libuev) versions before 2.4.1. The vulnerability occurs in epoll_wait when a large number is set for maxevents, leading to a buffer overflow. This vulnerability has a CVSS base score of 9.8, indicating its severity. It requires no privileges and no user interaction to be exploited and can be targeted over the network. The impact on integrity and confidentiality is high, posing a significant danger to organizations. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update their uev (libuev) installations to version 2.4.1 or later.

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