|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2020-25641
|CWE ID|| CWE-835
kernel (Red Hat package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
|Vendor||Red Hat Inc.|
This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to incorrect implementation of biovecs in Linux kernel. A zero-length biovec request issued by the block subsystem could cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop, causing a denial of service. A local user can issue requests to a block device and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.
kernel (Red Hat package): 4.18.0-193.6.3.el8_2, 4.18.0-193.13.2.el8_2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.2CPE
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.