CVE-2023-6622

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Dec 8, 2023
Updated: Dec 22, 2023
CWE ID 476

Summary

CVE-2023-6622 is a vulnerability in the Linux kernel's nf_tables module, specifically in the function nft_dynset_init(). This vulnerability allows a local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN user privilege to exploit a null pointer dereference issue, leading to a denial of service attack. The affected products include various versions of the Linux kernel. The remediation for this vulnerability is to apply the necessary patches or updates provided by the vendor. The potential danger of this vulnerability lies in the fact that an attacker with low privileges can cause a denial of service, impacting the availability of affected systems.

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