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vulnerability note CVE-2019-14284

Linux kernel: denial of service via setup_format_params

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via setup_format_params() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: Debian, Linux, openSUSE Leap, Slackware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Consequences of an attack: denial of service on server.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 29/07/2019.
Références of this bulletin: CERTFR-2019-AVI-376, CERTFR-2019-AVI-381, CERTFR-2019-AVI-392, CVE-2019-14284, DLA-1884-1, DLA-1885-1, DSA-4495-1, DSA-4497-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:1923-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:1924-1, SSA:2019-226-01, SUSE-SU-2019:2068-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2069-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2070-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2071-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2072-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2073-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-29904.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via setup_format_params() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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