Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2020-10690

Published: May 8, 2020Last modified: November 8, 2023

Description

There is a use-after-free in kernel versions before 5.5 due to a race condition between the release of ptp_clock and cdev while resource deallocation. When a (high privileged) process allocates a ptp device file (like /dev/ptpX) and voluntarily goes to sleep. During this time if the underlying device is removed, it can cause an exploitable condition as the process wakes up to terminate and clean all attached files. The system crashes due to the cdev structure being invalid (as already freed) which is pointed to by the inode.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score6.4
Attack VectorLOCAL
Attack complexityHIGH
Privileges requiredHIGH
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityHIGH
Integrity impactHIGH
Availability impactHIGH
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)
Streamlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)

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