CVE-2020-25704

Public on 2020-12-08
Modified on 2021-01-13
Description
A memory leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's performance monitoring subsystem when using PERF_EVENT_IOC_SET_FILTER. This flaw allows a local user to starve the resources, causing a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
6.2
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 kernel 2020-12-08 20:55 ALAS2-2020-1566
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2021-01-12 22:51 ALAS-2021-1461

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 6.2 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/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