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CVE-2020-8992

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Overview

ext4_protect_reserved_inode in fs/ext4/block_validity.c in the Linux kernel through 5.5.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) via a crafted journal size.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4419-1
Posted Jul 8, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4419-1 - It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Precision Time Protocol implementation in the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after- free vulnerability. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Matthew Sheets discovered that the SELinux network label handling implementation in the Linux kernel could be coerced into de-referencing a NULL pointer. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local, protocol
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-10690, CVE-2020-10711, CVE-2020-12770, CVE-2020-13143, CVE-2020-8992
MD5 | 1a43296b82c72fbb0f52cc4e8828d2f4
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4344-1
Posted Apr 29, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4344-1 - It was discovered that the Intel Wi-Fi driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for errors in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the Intel WiMAX 2400 driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-16234, CVE-2019-19051, CVE-2019-19768, CVE-2020-10942, CVE-2020-8648, CVE-2020-8992, CVE-2020-9383
MD5 | 95f2bfc5a03c043277848adb01fe1838
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4342-1
Posted Apr 29, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4342-1 - Al Viro discovered that the Linux kernel for s390x systems did not properly perform page table upgrades for kernel sections that use secondary address mode. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that the Intel Wi-Fi driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for errors in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-16234, CVE-2019-19768, CVE-2020-10942, CVE-2020-11884, CVE-2020-8648, CVE-2020-8992, CVE-2020-9383
MD5 | b742c77503e84dfe47b8958c0f0f5f68
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4324-1
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4324-1 - Al Viro discovered that the vfs layer in the Linux kernel contained a use- after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly expose sensitive information. Shijie Luo discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for a too-large journal size. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-8428, CVE-2020-8992
MD5 | 88d73091ebcf4e60991cee1fc019b40c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4318-1
Posted Apr 7, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4318-1 - Al Viro discovered that the vfs layer in the Linux kernel contained a use- after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly expose sensitive information. Gustavo Romero and Paul Mackerras discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel for PowerPC processors did not properly keep guest state separate from host state. A local attacker in a KVM guest could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-8428, CVE-2020-8834, CVE-2020-8992
MD5 | 5e48818ed2a36a0661bea51765c36cec
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