CVE-2023-52451

CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Feb 22, 2024
Updated: Mar 18, 2024
CWE ID 129

Summary

CVE-2023-52451 is a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that affects various products. The vulnerability, categorized as CWE-129 (Improper Validation of Array Index), allows for access beyond the bounds of an array in the powerpc/pseries/memhp module. This can occur when searching for a particular entry fails, resulting in a pointer pointing to an element past the last valid entry. Exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to high impact on integrity and confidentiality. The base severity is rated as HIGH with a base score of 7.8 according to NIST's CVSS scoring system. The privileges required for exploitation are low and there is no user interaction required. The attack vector is local, and the attack complexity is low. Remediation for this vulnerability involves applying the resolved patch provided by Linux kernel developers.

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