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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
Description Last Modified:  03/18/2019
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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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/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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

5 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

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