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computer vulnerability bulletin CVE-2019-3819

Linux kernel: infinite loop via hid_debug_events_read

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger an infinite loop via hid_debug_events_read() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted software: Debian, Linux, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 1/4.
Consequences of a hack: denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Attacker's origin: privileged shell.
Creation date: 28/01/2019.
Références of this announce: CERTFR-2019-AVI-131, CERTFR-2019-AVI-145, CVE-2019-3819, DLA-1731-1, DLA-1731-2, DLA-1771-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:1193-1, RHBUG-1669187, SUSE-SU-2019:0765-1, SUSE-SU-2019:0767-1, USN-3932-1, USN-3932-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-28378.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger an infinite loop via hid_debug_events_read() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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