Multiple vulnerabilities in Linux kernel



Published: 2020-05-21
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2020-12657
CVE-2020-12826
CWE-ID CWE-416
CWE-190
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 information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU28167

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12657

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in "block/bfq-iosched.c" file related to "bfq_idle_slice_timer_body". A local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 5.6 - 5.6.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.6.5
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=2f95fa5c955d0a9987ffdc3a095e2f4e62c5f2a9
http://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/2f95fa5c955d0a9987ffdc3a095e2f4e62c5f2a9
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11447049/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU28168

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12826

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow in "exec_id" in "include/linux/sched.h". A local user can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 5.6 - 5.6.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1822077
http://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.6.5
http://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7395ea4e65c2a00d23185a3f63ad315756ba9cef
http://lists.openwall.net/linux-kernel/2020/03/24/1803
http://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2020/03/25/1

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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