Vulnerability CVE-2020-8992


Published: 2020-02-14

Description:
ext4_protect_reserved_inode in fs/ext4/block_validity.c in the Linux kernel through 5.5.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) via a crafted journal size.

Type:

CWE-400

(Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion'))

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.9/10
6.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Linux -> Linux kernel 

 References:
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1236118/

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