CVE-2021-34693

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CVE-2021-34693 is a significant vulnerability discovered in the Linux kernel, specifically within the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) nosy packet sniffer driver and the joystick device interface. The flaw was identified by researchers 马哲宇 and Murray McAllister, who noted that the software did not correctly perform certain operations, leading to potential security risks. 马哲宇 found that the Firewire nosy packet sniffer driver failed to properly execute reference counting in some instances, resulting in a use-after-free vulnerability. This type of vulnerability can allow malicious actors to execute arbitrary code, potentially compromising the system's security and integrity. The same issue was found in two separate situations, emphasizing the critical nature of this flaw. Murray McAllister, on the other hand, discovered an issue in the joystick device interface within the Linux kernel. The problem here was a failure to validate data passed via an ioctl() correctly. This could lead to unauthorized access or manipulation of data, presenting another potential avenue for attackers to exploit. Both vulnerabilities underscore the need for immediate patches and updates to secure affected systems.
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