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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2022-3526

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Linux Kernel. This vulnerability affects the function macvlan_handle_frame of the file drivers/net/macvlan.c of the component skb. The manipulation leads to memory leak. The attack can be initiated remotely. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-211024.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-401 - Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)

'Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't effectively release allocated memory after it is used. If not addressed, this enables attackers to launch denial of service attacks (by crashing or hanging the program) or take advantage of other unexpected behavior resulting from low memory conditions.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published