CVE-2019-19065

MEDIUM

Description

** DISPUTED ** A memory leak in the sdma_init() function in drivers/infiniband/hw/hfi1/sdma.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3.9 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering rhashtable_init() failures, aka CID-34b3be18a04e. NOTE: This has been disputed as not a vulnerability because "rhashtable_init() can only fail if it is passed invalid values in the second parameter's struct, but when invoked from sdma_init() that is a pointer to a static const struct, so an attacker could only trigger failure if they could corrupt kernel memory (in which case a small memory leak is not a significant problem)."

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-12/msg00029.html

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.3.9

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/34b3be18a04ecdc610aae4c48e5d1b799d8689f6

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20191205-0001/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4208-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4210-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4226-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-11-18

Updated: 2020-04-30

Type: CWE-400

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM