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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 16:23:54 +0100
From: Pietro Borrello <>
Subject: CVE-2023-1075 - Linux Kernel: Type Confusion in tls_is_tx_ready()

Hi all,

I am disclosing a type confusion in the net/tls stack of the Linux Kernel.
tls_is_tx_ready() checks that list_first_entry() does not return NULL.
However, this condition can never happen.
For an empty `tx_list`, list_first_entry() returns the list_entry() of the head,
which, when used, is a type confusion.
Thus, tls_is_tx_ready() may potentially use a type-confused entry
to the list_head, leaking the last byte of the type confused field
that overlaps with rec->tx_ready.

The patch has been merged in the Linux tree:

The issue has been assigned CVE-2023-1075.

Best regards,
Pietro Borrello

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