CVE-2021-20177

medium

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of string matching within a packet. A privileged user (with root or CAP_NET_ADMIN) when inserting iptables rules could insert a rule which can panic the system. Kernel before kernel 5.5-rc1 is affected.

References

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1914719

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-05-26

Updated: 2021-06-02

Type: CWE-125

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: 4.4

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 0.8

Severity: MEDIUM