CVE-2020-14331 Detail

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of the invert video code on VGA consoles when a local attacker attempts to resize the console, calling an ioctl VT_RESIZE, which causes an out-of-bounds write to occur. This flaw allows a local user with access to the VGA console to crash the system, potentially escalating their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1858679
https://lists.openwall.net/linux-kernel/2020/07/29/234
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/07/28/2

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write Contributor acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-14331
NVD Published Date:
09/15/2020
NVD Last Modified:
09/15/2020
Source:
MITRE