Bug 2173403 (CVE-2023-1073) - CVE-2023-1073 kernel: HID: check empty report_list in hid_validate_values()
Summary: CVE-2023-1073 kernel: HID: check empty report_list in hid_validate_values()
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2023-1073
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: 2173404
Blocks: Embargoed2172923
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Reported: 2023-02-26 12:50 UTC by Alex
Modified: 2023-04-07 12:10 UTC (History)
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A memory corruption flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s human interface device (HID) subsystem in how a user inserts a malicious USB device. This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.
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Description Alex 2023-02-26 12:50:52 UTC
A flaw found in the Linux Kernel. The missing check causes a type confusion when issuing a list_entry()
on an empty report_list. The problem is caused by the assumption that the device must have valid report_list. While this will be true for all normal HID devices, a suitably malicious device can violate the assumption.


Comment 1 Alex 2023-02-26 12:51:19 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2173404]

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2023-03-01 19:52:01 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 6.1.9 stable kernel updates.

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