CVE-2020-14385

medium

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc4. A failure of the file system metadata validator in XFS can cause an inode with a valid, user-creatable extended attribute to be flagged as corrupt. This can lead to the filesystem being shutdown, or otherwise rendered inaccessible until it is remounted, leading to a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.

References

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2020-14385

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f4020438fab05364018c91f7e02ebdd192085933

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/09/msg00025.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4576-1/

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2020-09-15

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Severity: Medium

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Severity: Medium