Published on January 10, 2022

An improper check or handling of exceptional conditions in NPU driver prior to SMR Jan-2022 Release 1 allows arbitrary memory write and code execution.

Vendor Advisory NVD

Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Samsung Mobile Devices Use-After-Free Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Samsung devices with selected Exynos chipsets contain a use-after-free vulnerability that allows malicious memory write and code execution.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by October 9, 2023: Apply mitigations per vendor instructions or discontinue use of the product if mitigations are unavailable.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2022-22265 can be exploited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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