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CVE-2020-29372

Status Candidate

Overview

An issue was discovered in do_madvise in mm/madvise.c in the Linux kernel before 5.6.8. There is a race condition between coredump operations and the IORING_OP_MADVISE implementation, aka CID-bc0c4d1e176e.

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Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0075-1
Posted Apr 7, 2021
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Piotr Krysiuk discovered that the BPF subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly apply speculative execution limits on some pointer types. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). It was discovered that the memory management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle copy-on-write operations in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to gain unintended write access to read-only memory pages. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2020-27170, CVE-2020-27171, CVE-2020-29372, CVE-2020-29374, CVE-2021-27363, CVE-2021-27364, CVE-2021-27365, CVE-2021-3444
SHA-256 | 469cc31bae7443b09e56a62b4aac4c6a731592910bda9c7097efee0cfc5ebb11
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