CVE-2020-12656

medium
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Description

** DISPUTED ** gss_mech_free in net/sunrpc/auth_gss/gss_mech_switch.c in the rpcsec_gss_krb5 implementation in the Linux kernel through 5.6.10 lacks certain domain_release calls, leading to a memory leak. Note: This was disputed with the assertion that the issue does not grant any access not already available. It is a problem that on unloading a specific kernel module some memory is leaked, but loading kernel modules is a privileged operation. A user could also write a kernel module to consume any amount of memory they like and load that replicating the effect of this bug.

References

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206651

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-06/msg00022.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-07/msg00008.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4483-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4485-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-05-05

Updated: 2021-07-21

Type: CWE-772

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 5.6.10 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151229EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.6.6 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2021-2040)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
150665SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:14442-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
146282openSUSE Security Update : RT kernel (openSUSE-2021-242)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
140378SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:2487-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
140183Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4485-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
140181Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4483-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
139308SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:2105-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
138727openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2020-935)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
138679openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2020-801)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
138272SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1663-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
137617SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1605-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
137616SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1603-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
137615SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1602-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
137613SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1599-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
137612SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1597-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
137611SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1596-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
137608SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1587-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
136870EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2020-1592)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high