Vigil@nce - Linux kernel: denial of service via vfsub_dentry_open
August 2020 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Linux, Ubuntu.
Consequences: denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Provenance: user shell.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 22/07/2020.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can trigger a fatal error via vfsub_dentry_open() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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