CVE-2020-36311

Published on: 04/06/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 04/13/2021 06:24:00 PM UTC

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Certain versions of Linux Kernel from Linux contain the following vulnerability:

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.9. arch/x86/kvm/svm/sev.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) by triggering destruction of a large SEV VM (which requires unregistering many encrypted regions), aka CID-7be74942f184.

  • CVE-2020-36311 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as MEDIUM severity.

CVSS3 Score: 5.5 - MEDIUM

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW LOW NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED NONE NONE HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 2.1 - LOW

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
NONE NONE PARTIAL

CVE References

Description Tags Link
kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree git.kernel.org
text/html
URL Logo MISC git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7be74942f184fdfba34ddd19a0d995deb34d4a03
cdn.kernel.org
text/plain
MISC cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.9

Related QID Numbers

  • 174916 SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1210-1)
  • 174917 SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1211-1)
  • 174919 SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1238-1)
  • 174925 SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1248-1)

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
LinuxLinux KernelAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Social Mentions

Source Title Posted (UTC)
Twitter Icon @CVEreport CVE-2020-36311 : An issue was discovered in the #Linux #kernel before 5.9. arch/x86/kvm/svm/sev.c allows attackers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2021-04-07 00:04:35