CVSS 3.1 Score 7.0 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 11, 2024
Updated: Jan 18, 2024
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-51781 is a high-severity vulnerability in the Linux kernel before version 6.6.8, affecting various products. The vulnerability is classified as a use-after-free issue caused by a race condition in the atalk_ioctl function in net/appletalk/ddp.c. The vulnerability has a base score of 7.0 and an impact score of 5.9 according to NIST's CVSS scoring system. It requires low privileges and does not require user interaction for exploitation. The attack vector is local, and the potential impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, as well as high availability impact. Remediation should involve updating the affected Linux kernel to version 6.6.8 or later to mitigate the risk posed by this vulnerability.

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