CVE-2019-8980

Public on 2019-03-20
Modified on 2019-03-28
Description
A kernel memory leak was found in the kernel_read_file() function in the fs/exec.c file in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a memory leak and thus a denial of service (DoS).
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
5.5
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 kernel 2019-03-21 19:26 ALAS2-2019-1179
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2019-03-20 22:39 ALAS-2019-1179

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 5.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
NVD CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C