CVE-2019-8980

NameCVE-2019-8980
DescriptionA memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.64-2vulnerable
stretch4.9.144-3vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6vulnerable
buster, sid4.19.28-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.19.28-1high

Notes

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190219021038.11340-1-yuehaibing@huawei.com/
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190219022512.GW2217@ZenIV.linux.org.uk/

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