A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux Kernel. This issue could allow the leakage of both stack and heap addresses, and potentially allow Local Privilege Escalation to the root user via arbitrary code execution.
Published 2023-03-27 22:15:21
Updated 2023-08-11 19:12:05
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-0179

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-0179

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
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-2023-0179

  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2023-0179

Products affected by CVE-2023-0179

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