A memory leak in the i40e_setup_macvlans() function in drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_main.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering i40e_setup_channel() failures
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1774973]
This issue is rated as having Moderate impact because of the preconditions needed to trigger the error code path.
In order to mitigate this issue it is possible to prevent the affected code from being loaded by blacklisting the kernel module i40e. For instructions relating to how to blacklist a kernel module refer to: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 .