CVE-2021-20265 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in the way memory resources were freed in the unix_stream_recvmsg function in the Linux kernel when a signal was pending. This flaw allows an unprivileged local user to crash the system by exhausting available memory. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1908827 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=fa0dc04df259ba2df3ce1920e9690c7842f8fa4b Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption Provider acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-20265
NVD Published Date:
03/10/2021
NVD Last Modified:
03/16/2021
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.