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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2019-9213: kernel: lack of check for mmap minimum address in expand_downwards in mm/mmap.c leads to NULL pointer dereferences exploit on non-SMAP platforms

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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2019-9213: kernel: lack of check for mmap minimum address in expand_downwards in mm/mmap.c leads to NULL pointer dereferences exploit on non-SMAP platforms

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
03/05/2019
Created
12/30/2020
Added
12/29/2020
Modified
12/29/2020

Description

In the Linux kernel before 4.20.14, expand_downwards in mm/mmap.c lacks a check for the mmap minimum address, which makes it easier for attackers to exploit kernel NULL pointer dereferences on non-SMAP platforms. This is related to a capability check for the wrong task.

Solution(s)

  • linuxrpm-upgrade-redhat-coreos

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