Use-after-free in Linux kernel



Published: 2020-02-06 | Updated: 2020-06-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8647
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Linux Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU28415

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8647

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local authenticated user to #BASIC_IMPACT#.

There is a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel through 5.5.2 in the vc_do_resize function in drivers/tty/vt/vt.c.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.4 - 5.5.19


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.216
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.9.216
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.19.109
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.14.173
http://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.5.9
http://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.4.25
http://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.6

Q & A

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