Vulnerability identifier: #VU63664
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Linux Foundation
The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to lack of CPU resource in the Linux kernel tracing module functionality when using trace ring buffer in a specific way. A privileged local user (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service.
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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.