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SUSE: CVE-2020-14385: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/15/2020
Created
10/06/2020
Added
10/02/2020
Modified
02/16/2021

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc4. A failure of the file system metadata validator in XFS can cause an inode with a valid, user-creatable extended attribute to be flagged as corrupt. This can lead to the filesystem being shutdown, or otherwise rendered inaccessible until it is remounted, leading to a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default

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