Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2023-1079

Published: October 18, 2023Last modified: October 18, 2023

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free may be triggered in asus_kbd_backlight_set when plugging/disconnecting in a malicious USB device, which advertises itself as an Asus device. Similarly to the previous known CVE-2023-25012, but in asus devices, the work_struct may be scheduled by the LED controller while the device is disconnecting, triggering a use-after-free on the struct asus_kbd_leds *led structure. A malicious USB device may exploit the issue to cause memory corruption with controlled data.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score6.8
Attack VectorPHYSICAL
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredNONE
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityHIGH
Integrity impactHIGH
Availability impactHIGH
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita LinuxStreamlinux-ltsUnknown (6.1.33-r0)

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