CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published May 20, 2024
Updated: May 23, 2024
CWE ID 401


CVE-2024-35972 is a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that affects multiple products. The vulnerability, categorized as CWE-401 (Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime), has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 5.5 according to NIST. The exploitability score is 1.8, and the impact score is 3.6. It requires low privileges and no user interaction, and the attack vector is local. The vulnerability does not have any integrity or confidentiality impact but can result in high availability impact. The affected products include various versions of Linux kernel, with specific product codes provided in the source text. The remediation for this vulnerability involves fixing a possible memory leak in bnxt_rdma_aux_device_init() by properly assigning the allocated edev immediately after allocation. This vulnerability poses potential danger to organizations using affected products, as it could lead to a denial of service (DoS) situation due to high availability impact.


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