CVE-2020-25641

NameCVE-2020-25641
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of biovecs in versions before 5.9-rc7. A zero-length biovec request issued by the block subsystem could cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop, causing a denial of service. This flaw allows a local attacker with basic privileges to issue requests to a block device, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2385-1, DLA-2420-1, ELA-307-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.16.84-1vulnerable
stretch4.9.228-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.290-1fixed
buster4.19.208-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.194-3fixed
bullseye5.10.84-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.46-5fixed
sid, bookworm5.15.5-2fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.208-1~deb9u1fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)4.9.290-1~deb8u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsourcestretch4.9.240-1DLA-2420-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.146-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.8.10-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.146-1~deb9u1DLA-2385-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.240-2~deb8u1ELA-307-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/7e24969022cbd61ddc586f14824fc205661bb124

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