CVE-2020-10781

NameCVE-2020-10781
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel module, where a user with a local account and the ability to read the /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in the /dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for a user that triggers the creation of that ZRAM device. With this vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large amount of system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and terminate random userspace processes, possibly making the system inoperable.
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)
ReferencesDLA-2385-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye, sid5.9.1-1fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.146-1~deb9u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster4.19.146-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.7.10-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.146-1~deb9u1DLA-2385-1

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/06/18/1
https://git.kernel.org/linus/853eab68afc80f59f36bbdeb715e5c88c501e680

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