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New Linux Bug in Netfilter Firewall Module Lets Attackers Gain Root Access

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New Linux Bug in Netfilter Firewall Module Lets Attackers Gain Root Access

A newly disclosed security flaw in the Linux kernel could be leveraged by a local adversary to gain elevated privileges on vulnerable systems to execute arbitrary code, escape containers, or induce a kernel panic. Tracked as CVE-2022-25636 (CVSS score: 7.8), the vulnerability impacts Linux kernel versions 5.4 through 5.6.10 and is a result of a heap out-of-bounds write in the netfilter