CVE-2020-12656

LOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-05-05

Updated: 2020-09-15

Type: CWE-772

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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