CVE-2020-28588

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Description

An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the /proc/pid/syscall functionality of Linux Kernel 5.1 Stable and 5.4.66. More specifically, this issue has been introduced in v5.1-rc4 (commit 631b7abacd02b88f4b0795c08b54ad4fc3e7c7c0) and is still present in v5.10-rc4, so it’s likely that all versions in between are affected. An attacker can read /proc/pid/syscall to trigger this vulnerability, which leads to the kernel leaking memory contents.

References

https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2020-1211

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-05-10

Updated: 2021-05-19

Type: CWE-681

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

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:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
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
148009Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4750-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
147982Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities (USN-4752-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
147978Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4751-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high