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Use After Free


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s core dump subsystem. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system. Only if patch 390031c94211 ("coredump: Use the vma snapshot in fill_files_note") not applied yet, then kernel could be affected.

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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

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