CVE-2019-9857

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2019-03-02
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1694758: CVE-2019-9857 kernel: memory leak in inotify_update_existing_watch() leads to denial of service
A flaw in the inotify subsystem can allow a local attacker to create a denial of service (DOS) situation in which the memory use of watches on existing watchpoints were not accounted for correctly.

Find out more about CVE-2019-9857 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 5.7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Adjacent Network
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 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 kernel-rt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-alt Not 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
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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