CVE-2020-36311

medium

Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.9. arch/x86/kvm/svm/sev.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) by triggering destruction of a large SEV VM (which requires unregistering many encrypted regions), aka CID-7be74942f184.

References

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.9

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7be74942f184fdfba34ddd19a0d995deb34d4a03

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/07/msg00015.html

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4941

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-04-07

Updated: 2022-05-03

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