Bug 1679972 (CVE-2019-8980) - CVE-2019-8980 kernel: memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c allows to cause a denial of service
Summary: CVE-2019-8980 kernel: memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-8980
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1683731 1683732 1679974 1683730
Blocks: 1679993
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-02-22 11:49 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2019-09-29 15:08 UTC (History)
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A kernel memory leak was found in the kernel_read_file() function in the fs/exec.c file in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a memory leak and thus a denial of service (DoS).
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Description msiddiqu 2019-02-22 11:49:20 UTC
A kernel memory leak was found in the kernel_read_file() function in the fs/exec.c file in the Linux kernel which allows attackers to cause a memory leak and thus a denial of service (DoS).

References:

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190219021038.11340-1-yuehaibing@huawei.com/T/#u

https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1935698.html

An upstream patch:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f612acfae86af7ecad754ae6a46019be9da05b8e

Comment 1 msiddiqu 2019-02-22 11:49:34 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1679974]


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