CVE-2019-8980

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2019-02-18
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1679972: CVE-2019-8980 kernel: memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c allows to cause a denial of service
A kernel memory leak was found in the kernel_read_file() function in the fs/exec.c file in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a memory leak and thus a denial of service (DoS).

Find out more about CVE-2019-8980 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 kernel-rt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 kernel-rt Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-alt Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-rt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
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