Bug 1775063 (CVE-2019-19054) - CVE-2019-19054 kernel: A memory leak in the cx23888_ir_probe() function in drivers/media/pci/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c allows attackers to cause a DoS
Summary: CVE-2019-19054 kernel: A memory leak in the cx23888_ir_probe() function in dr...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-19054
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1829354 1829355 1829357 1829358 1775117 1829356
Blocks: 1775104
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Reported: 2019-11-21 12:00 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2020-05-06 15:43 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. The CX23888 Integrated Consumer Infrared Controller probe code handles resource cleanup low memory conditions. A local attacker able to induce low memory conditions could use this flaw to crash the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Description msiddiqu 2019-11-21 12:00:11 UTC
A memory leak in the cx23888_ir_probe() function in drivers/media/pci/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering kfifo_alloc() failures

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https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a7b2df76b42bdd026e3106cf2ba97db41345a177

Comment 1 msiddiqu 2019-11-21 12:20:16 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1775117]

Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2020-04-29 12:53:02 UTC
Statement:

This issue is rated as having Low impact because of the preconditions needed to trigger the resource cleanup code path (system-wide out-of-memory condition).

Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2020-04-29 12:53:06 UTC
Mitigation:

In order to mitigate this issue it is possible to prevent the affected code from being loaded by blacklisting the kernel module cx23885. For instructions relating to how to blacklist a kernel module refer to: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 .


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