Bug 2134440 (CVE-2022-42719) - CVE-2022-42719 kernel: A use-after-free problem observed in multi-BSSID element when parsing
Summary: CVE-2022-42719 kernel: A use-after-free problem observed in multi-BSSID eleme...
Alias: CVE-2022-42719
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2134469
Blocks: 2133534
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-10-13 12:28 UTC by Rohit Keshri
Modified: 2022-11-29 19:27 UTC (History)
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A use-after-free flaw was found in ieee802_11_parse_elems_full in the net/mac80211/util.c function in the multi-BSSID element. This issue occurs while parsing in the Linux kernel.
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Last Closed: 2022-11-29 19:27:26 UTC

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Description Rohit Keshri 2022-10-13 12:28:51 UTC
When we parse a multi-BSSID element, we might point some element pointers into the allocated nontransmitted_profile. However, we free this before returning, causing UAF when the relevant pointers in the parsed elements are accessed.

Comment 4 Rohit Keshri 2022-10-13 12:46:25 UTC
There was no shipped kernel version that was seen affected by this problem.

Comment 5 Marian Rehak 2022-10-13 13:20:48 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2134469]

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-11-29 19:27:23 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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