Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2022-2588) Notification

Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2022-2588) Notification

setembro 27, 2022 | Jie Ji


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT detected that a researcher disclosed an EXP that exists in the Linux kernel privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2022-2588) on the Internet. Due to improper operation of the route4_filter linked list, there is a use-after-free vulnerability in the route4_change function of the net/schedule/cls_route.c filter. By exploiting this vulnerability, a local attacker with general user permission can obtain root privileges of the current system. The CVSS score is 7.8, please take measures to protect as soon as possible.

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Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • Linux Kernel >= v2.6.12-rc2

Unaffected version

  • Linux Kernel >= v5.19

Vulnerability Detection

Linux system users can check whether the current system is affected by checking the version. The command to check the operating system version information is as follows:

cat /proc/version


Official upgrade

At present, the official kernel version has been upgraded to fix this vulnerability. Affected users are requested to update the version as soon as possible for protection. The official download link:





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