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Overlayfs in the Linux kernel and shiftfs, a non-upstream patch to the Linux kernel included in the Ubuntu 5.0 and 5.3 kernel series, both replace vma->vm_file in their mmap handlers. On error the original value is not restored, and the reference is put for the file to which vm_file points. On upstream kernels this is not an issue, as no callers dereference vm_file following after call_mmap() returns an error. However, the aufs patchs change mmap_region() to replace the fput() using a local variable with vma_fput(), which will fput() vm_file, leading to a refcount underflow.
Base Score: 7.2
Impact Score: 10
Exploitability Score: 3.9
Base Score: 6.7
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 0.8
|131563||Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.0, linux-gcp, linux-gke-5.0, linux-hwe, (USN-4209-1)||Nessus||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|131562||Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-5.3, linux-kvm, linux-oracle (USN-4208-1)||Nessus||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|