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Use After Free

CVE-2019-15220

Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.1. There is a use-after-free caused by a malicious USB device in the drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/p54usb.c driver.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published