CVE-2021-20268 Detail

Current Description

An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of the eBPF code verifier in the way a user running the eBPF script calls dev_map_init_map or sock_map_alloc. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or possibly escalate their privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.


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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://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1923816 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/CACAyw99bEYWJCSGqfLiJ9Jp5YE1ZsZSiJxb4RFUTwbofipf0dA@mail.gmail.com/T/#m8929643e99bea9c18ed490a7bc2591145eac6444 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210409-0006/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation Provider acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-20268
NVD Published Date:
03/09/2021
NVD Last Modified:
04/12/2021
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.