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CVE-2021-20292

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Overview

There is a flaw reported in the Linux kernel in versions before 5.9 in drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau_sgdma.c in nouveau_sgdma_create_ttm in Nouveau DRM subsystem. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker with a local account with a root privilege, can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the kernel.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4946-1
Posted May 12, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4946-1 - It was discovered that the DRM subsystem in the Linux kernel contained double-free vulnerabilities. A privileged attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Olivier Benjamin, Norbert Manthey, Martin Mazein, and Jan H. Schoenherr discovered that the Xen paravirtualization backend in the Linux kernel did not properly propagate errors to frontend drivers in some situations. An attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-20292, CVE-2021-26930, CVE-2021-26931, CVE-2021-28038, CVE-2021-28688, CVE-2021-29264, CVE-2021-29265, CVE-2021-29650, CVE-2021-30002
MD5 | 50ba1d23637af4726e875b2987d5e252
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