Vigil@nce - Linux kernel: memory leak via genl_register_family
October 2019 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Linux, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Consequences: denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Provenance: user shell.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 25/09/2019.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can create a memory leak via genl_register_family() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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