CVE-2020-11725 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** snd_ctl_elem_add in sound/core/control.c in the Linux kernel through 5.6.3 has a count=info->owner line, which later affects a private_size*count multiplication for unspecified "interesting side effects." NOTE: kernel engineers dispute this finding, because it could be relevant only if new callers were added that were unfamiliar with the misuse of the info->owner field to represent data unrelated to the "owner" concept. The existing callers, SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_ADD and SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_REPLACE, have been designed to misuse the info->owner field in a safe way.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/3b2549a3740efb8af0150415737067d87e466c5b/sound/core/control.c#L1434-L1474 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://lore.kernel.org/alsa-devel/s5h4ktmlfpx.wl-tiwai@suse.de/
https://twitter.com/yabbadabbadrew/status/1248632267028582400 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-11725
NVD Published Date:
04/12/2020
NVD Last Modified:
04/14/2020
Source:
MITRE