CVE-2020-28974

Published: 20 November 2020

A slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon in the Linux kernel before 5.9.7 could be used by local attackers to read privileged information or potentially crash the kernel, aka CID-3c4e0dff2095. This occurs because KD_FONT_OP_COPY in drivers/tty/vt/vt.c can be used for manipulations such as font height.

From the Ubuntu security team

Minh Yuan discovered that the framebuffer console driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle fonts in some conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.6

Status

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linux
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Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 3c4e0dff2095c579b142d5a0693257f1c58b4804
linux-aws
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