A flaw was found in the "Routing decision" classifier in the Linux kernel's Traffic Control networking subsystem in the way it handled changing of classification filters, leading to a use-after-free condition. This flaw allows unprivileged local users to escalate their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.
Published 2022-03-02 23:15:09
Updated 2023-01-24 15:07:31
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-3715

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 6 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-3715

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-3715

  • Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-3715

Products affected by CVE-2021-3715

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