A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel up to 5.4.162/5.10.82/5.15.5. It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function nh_create_ipv6 of the component nexthop. The manipulation leads to null pointer dereference.

This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-47572. Access to the local network is required for this attack. There is no exploit available.

It is recommended to upgrade the affected component.