CVE-2021-20317

Published on: 09/27/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/10/2022 05:41:00 PM UTC

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

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

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A corrupted timer tree caused the task wakeup to be missing in the timerqueue_add function in lib/timerqueue.c. This flaw allows a local attacker with special user privileges to cause a denial of service, slowing and eventually stopping the system while running OSP.

  • CVE-2021-20317 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as MEDIUM severity.

CVSS3 Score: 4.4 - MEDIUM

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

CVSS2 Score: 4.9 - MEDIUM

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

CVE References

Description Tags Link
kernel/git/tip/tip.git - Unnamed repository; edit this file 'description' to name the repository. git.kernel.org
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URL Logo MISC git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip.git/commit/?id=511885d7061eda3eb1faf3f57dcc936ff75863f1
[SECURITY] [DLA 2941-1] linux-4.19 security update lists.debian.org
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URL Logo MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20220309 [SECURITY] [DLA 2941-1] linux-4.19 security update
2005258 – (CVE-2021-20317) CVE-2021-20317 kernel: timer tree corruption leads to missing wakeup and system freeze bugzilla.redhat.com
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URL Logo MISC bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2005258
Debian -- Security Information -- DSA-5096-1 linux www.debian.org
Depreciated Link
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URL Logo DEBIAN DSA-5096
[SECURITY] [DLA 2843-1] linux security update lists.debian.org
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URL Logo MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20211216 [SECURITY] [DLA 2843-1] linux security update

Related QID Numbers

  • 159535 Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for kernel (ELSA-2021-4647)
  • 159760 Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for unbreakable enterprise kernel-container (ELSA-2022-9314)
  • 159763 Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for unbreakable enterprise kernel (ELSA-2022-9313)
  • 178943 Debian Security Update for linux (DLA 2843-1)
  • 179117 Debian Security Update for linux (DSA 5096-1)
  • 179119 Debian Security Update for linux-4.19 (DLA 2941-1)
  • 198617 Ubuntu Security Notification for Linux kernel Vulnerabilities (USN-5209-1)
  • 239884 Red Hat Update for kernel (RHSA-2021:4647)
  • 239887 Red Hat Update for kernel-rt (RHSA-2021:4648)
  • 239890 Red Hat Update for kernel security (RHSA-2021:4650)
  • 239892 Red Hat Update for kernel-rt (RHSA-2021:4646)
  • 239917 Red Hat Update for kernel (RHSA-2021:4871)
  • 239918 Red Hat Update for kernel-rt (RHSA-2021:4875)
  • 352869 Amazon Linux Security Advisory for kernel: ALAS2-2021-1719
  • 353242 Amazon Linux Security Advisory for kernel : ALAC2012-2022-036
  • 353243 Amazon Linux Security Advisory for kmod-mlx5 : ALAC2012-2022-037
  • 353244 Amazon Linux Security Advisory for kmod-sfc : ALAC2012-2022-038
  • 940174 AlmaLinux Security Update for kernel (ALSA-2021:4647)
  • 960003 Rocky Linux Security Update for kernel-rt (RLSA-2021:4646)
  • 960094 Rocky Linux Security Update for kernel (RLSA-2021:4647)

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
LinuxLinux KernelAllAllAllAll
Operating
System
LinuxLinux Kernel5.4-AllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:5.4:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Social Mentions

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