Denial of service in Linux kernel KVM

Published: 2020-04-17
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11669
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Linux Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU26992

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11669

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to resource management issue. A local user of guest operating system can perform a denial of service attack against the POWER9 KVM host.


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Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.14 - 5.1.21

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?