CVSS 3.1 Score 9.1 of 10 (high)


Published Jul 18, 2023
Updated: Dec 22, 2023
CWE ID 125


CVE-2023-38426 is a critical vulnerability that affects the Linux kernel before version 6.3.4. It has an out-of-bounds read issue in smb2_find_context_vals when the name_len of create_context is larger than the tag length. This vulnerability has a base severity of 9.1 and a CVSS score of 9.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H, indicating its high potential danger to organizations as it can lead to unauthorized access and disclosure of confidential information. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their Linux kernel to version 6.3.4 or newer.


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