CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Jul 11, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-3269 is a vulnerability in the memory management subsystem of the Linux kernel. The incorrect handling of locks for accessing and updating virtual memory areas (VMAs) leads to use-after-free problems. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary kernel code, escalate containers, and gain root privileges. It affects various products, including Linux-based operating systems and containers. To remediate this vulnerability, users should apply the latest security patches provided by their respective vendors. The risk associated with this vulnerability is rated as high, with a score of 89 out of 100.

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