CVE-2020-27170

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Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.8. kernel/bpf/verifier.c performs undesirable out-of-bounds speculation on pointer arithmetic, leading to side-channel attacks that defeat Spectre mitigations and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-f232326f6966. This affects pointer types that do not define a ptr_limit.

References

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/162117/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0075-1.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/03/24/4

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.11.8

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f232326f6966cf2a1d1db7bc917a4ce5f9f55f76

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00035.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/FB6LUXPEIRLZH32YXWZVEZAD4ZL6SDK2/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/QRTPQE73ANG7D6M4L4PK5ZQDPO4Y2FVD/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/T2S3I4SLRNRUQDOFYUS6IUAZMQNMPNLG/

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/03/19/2

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-03-20

Updated: 2021-04-08

Type: CWE-203

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 1.9

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (32 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151756openSUSE 15 Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2021:1977-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
151730openSUSE 15 Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2021:1975-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
151307EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2021-2075)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
151240EulerOS 2.0 SP9 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2021-2062)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
151042EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2021-1983)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
150927SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1975-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
150901SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1977-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
150800Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (2021:2314)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
150770CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2021:2314)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
150447Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2021-2314)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
150380RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2021:2316)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
150379RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2021:2314)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
150271EulerOS Virtualization 2.9.1 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2021-1967)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
149892openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2021-758)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
149717SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1624-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
149491SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1596-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
149462SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1573-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
149421Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2021-9222)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
149420Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel-container (ELSA-2021-9223)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
148747SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1238-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
148700SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1210-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
148698SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1211-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
148509SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1175-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
148459Oracle Linux 7 / 8 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2021-9140)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
148458Oracle Linux 7 / 8 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel-container (ELSA-2021-9141)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
148438openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2021-532)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
148350Photon OS 4.0: Linux PHSA-2021-4.0-0007NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
148254Debian DLA-2610-1 : linux-4.19 security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
148205Fedora 32 : kernel (2021-9503fffad9)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
148108Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4890-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
148051Fedora 33 : kernel (2021-e49da8a226)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
148034Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4887-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high