Security Vulnerability CVE-2022-0847 (Dirty Pipe ) and CVE-2022-0001 (Spectre-BHI )
  • 12 Apr 2022
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Security Vulnerability CVE-2022-0847 (Dirty Pipe ) and CVE-2022-0001 (Spectre-BHI )

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Vulnerability Description

The Dirty Pipe vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been around since version 5.8 and is tracked as CVE-2022-0847. This flaw discovered by Max Kellermann, abuses how the Kernel manages pages in pipes, and allows overwriting data in arbitrary read-only files, which means local attackers can escalate privileges, giving them access they shouldn’t have.

The Branch History Injection (BHI) designated CVE-2022-0002/CVE-2022-0001 vulnerability is a variant of Spectre that allows an unprivileged attacker to manipulate the branch history before transitioning to supervisor or VMX root mode which means local attackers can escalate privileges, giving them access they shouldn’t have.

Vulnerability Details

Publication Date: March 2022

Vulnerability Link: NVD - CVE-2021-4034 Branch History Injection - VUSec

NVD CVSS Score: 8.8

Affected CTERA Products

  • CTERA Edge Filer 7.x

Analysis

Both the vulnerabilities are classified by CTERA as having low impact on CTERA Edge Filers, since exploitation requires users with local access and low privileges, while CTERA Edge Filers do not provide any local access to users.

CTERA products other than CTERA Edge Filers are not affected.

Workaround

No workaround is available

Permanent Solution

CTERA will release a new version of CTERA Edge Filer during April 2022, since the vulnerabilities may, in theory, allow escalation of lower severity (presently unknown) attacks.

Vulnerability Remediation



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