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Red Hat: CVE-2021-20265: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (Multiple Advisories)

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Red Hat: CVE-2021-20265: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (Multiple Advisories)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
03/10/2021
Created
03/18/2021
Added
03/18/2021
Modified
03/18/2021

Description

A flaw was found in the way memory resources were freed in the unix_stream_recvmsg function in the Linux kernel when a signal was pending. This flaw allows an unprivileged local user to crash the system by exhausting available memory. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-rt

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