Skip to main content

Use After Free


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


In 11.4-PRERELEASE before r360733 and 11.3-RELEASE before p13, improper mbuf handling in the kernel causes a use-after-free bug by sending IPv6 Hop-by-Hop options over the loopback interface. The use-after-free situation may result in unintended kernel behaviour including a kernel panic.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • NONE
  • HIGH

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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published