CVE-2020-10781

Priority
Description
A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel
module, where a user with a local account and the ability to read the
/sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in the
/dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for
a user that triggers the creation of that ZRAM device. With this
vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large amount of
system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and
terminate random userspace processes, possibly making the system
inoperable.
Ubuntu-Description
Luca Bruno discovered that the zram module in the Linux kernel did not
properly restrict unprivileged users from accessing the hot_add sysfs file.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory
exhaustion).
Notes
sbeattiezram module is not loaded by default, but is enabled.
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):ignored (was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-115.116)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-45.49)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-16.17)
Patches:
Break-fix:f40609d1591fbbd9d391f1f8220173237911ab23
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):ignored (was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1080.84)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1022.22)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1080.84~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (4.15.0-1093.103~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1093.103~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1023.23)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1093.103)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-1023.23~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1081.92~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1022.22)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-1002.2)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1081.92)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1067.70)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-115.116~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-45.49~18.04.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1072.73)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1021.21)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-1001.1)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):ignored (was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1094.104)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):needed
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):needed
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1051.55~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1051.55)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1022.22)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.8.0-1001.1)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-1016.17)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):not-affected (5.4.0-1016.17)
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (5.4.0-1016.17~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1068.72)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):released (5.4.0-31.35)
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Package
Upstream:released (5.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1013.15)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1084.92)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):DNE
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):DNE
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Updated: 2020-09-18 04:35:40 UTC (commit 138a3b00836060d8cce6678d1a23781391e3219f)