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CVE-2019-9857 Detail

Current Description

In the Linux kernel through 5.0.2, the function inotify_update_existing_watch() in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c neglects to call fsnotify_put_mark() with IN_MASK_CREATE after fsnotify_find_mark(), which will cause a memory leak (aka refcount leak). Finally, this will cause a denial of service.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/107527 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jack/linux-fs.git/commit/?h=fsnotify&id=62c9d2674b31d4c8a674bee86b7edc6da2803aea Patch Vendor Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/NXLZ2V2ES37A3J7DMK4MZYIWV2LEZFLM/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/PPH3B7FJOMWD5JWUPZKB6T44KNT4PX2L/
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10836283/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190404-0002/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
5.0.2


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-9857
NVD Published Date:
03/21/2019
NVD Last Modified:
04/09/2019