Bug 1791959 (CVE-2019-20096) - CVE-2019-20096 kernel: memory leak in __feat_register_sp() in net/dccp/feat.c
Summary: CVE-2019-20096 kernel: memory leak in __feat_register_sp() in net/dccp/feat.c
Alias: CVE-2019-20096
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1791960 1795867 1795868 1795869 1795870 1795871 1795872
Blocks: 1791962
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-01-16 19:06 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-12-15 11:13 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). A local attacker with access to the system can create DCCP sockets to cause a memory leak and repeat this operation to exhaust all memory and panic the system.
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Last Closed: 2021-12-15 11:13:03 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-01-16 19:06:44 UTC
A flaw was found in the linux kernels implementation of DCCP protocol in which a local user can create a memory leak by setting options on a dccp socket. An attacker must have a local account access on the system, this is not a remote attack.


Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-01-16 19:07:36 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1791960]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2020-01-16 20:57:08 UTC
That was fixed for Fedora with the 5.1 kernel rebases.

Comment 5 Wade Mealing 2020-01-29 04:21:58 UTC

As the DCCP module will be auto-loaded when required, its use can be disabled.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (and later) and 8.0 (and later) already have this disabled, but for any other version, the system can prevent the module from loading with the following instructions :

  # echo "install dccp /bin/true" >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-dccp.conf 
The system will need to be restarted if the DCCP modules are loaded. In most circumstances, the DCCP kernel modules will be unable to be unloaded while any network interfaces are active and the protocol is in use.

If you need further assistance, see KCS article https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 or contact Red Hat Global Support Services.

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