CVE-2020-25641

Public on 2020-10-26
Modified on 2020-10-27
Description
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of biovecs. A zero-length biovec request issued by the block subsystem could cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop, causing a denial of service. This flaw allows a local attacker with basic privileges to issue requests to a block device, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
5.5
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Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2020-10-26 18:08 ALAS-2020-1437

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 5.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 4.9 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 5.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H