CVE-2020-28588

NameCVE-2020-28588
DescriptionAn information disclosure vulnerability exists in the /proc/pid/syscall functionality of Linux Kernel 5.1 Stable and 5.4.66. More specifically, this issue has been introduced in v5.1-rc4 (commit 631b7abacd02b88f4b0795c08b54ad4fc3e7c7c0) and is still present in v5.10-rc4, so it’s likely that all versions in between are affected. An attacker can read /proc/pid/syscall to trigger this vulnerability, which leads to the kernel leaking memory contents.
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NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.272-2fixed
buster4.19.194-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.194-3fixed
bullseye, sid5.10.46-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)5.9.15-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/4f134b89a24b965991e7c345b9a4591821f7c2a6
https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2020-1211

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