CVE-2020-8428

NameCVE-2020-8428
Descriptionfs/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5 has a may_create_in_sticky use-after-free, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9. One attack vector may be an open system call for a UNIX domain socket, if the socket is being moved to a new parent directory and its old parent directory is being removed.
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NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.81-1fixed
stretch4.9.210-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.189-3+deb9u2vulnerable
buster4.19.98-1vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.67-2+deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye, sid5.4.19-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)5.4.19-1
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/d0cb50185ae942b03c4327be322055d622dc79f6

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