CVE-2021-3679

medium

Description

A lack of CPU resource in the Linux kernel tracing module functionality in versions prior to 5.14-rc3 was found in the way user uses trace ring buffer in a specific way. Only privileged local users (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service.

References

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=67f0d6d9883c13174669f88adac4f0ee656cc16a

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1989165

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4978

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/10/msg00010.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/12/msg00012.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-08-05

Updated: 2022-01-01

Type: CWE-400

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