CVE-2020-14314 Detail

Description

A memory out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc2 with the ext3/ext4 file system, in the way it accesses a directory with broken indexing. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system if the directory exists. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
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


NVD Analysts use publicly available information to associate vector strings and CVSS scores. We also display any CVSS information provided within the CVE List from the CNA.

Note: NVD Analysts have not published a CVSS score for this CVE at this time. NVD Analysts use publicly available information at the time of analysis to associate CVSS vector strings. A CNA provided score within the CVE List has been displayed.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2020-14314
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5872331b3d91820e14716632ebb56b1399b34fe1
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-ext4/f53e246b-647c-64bb-16ec-135383c70ad7@redhat.com/T/#u

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read Contributor acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

Change History

0 change records found show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-14314
NVD Published Date:
09/15/2020
NVD Last Modified:
09/15/2020
Source:
MITRE