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Vulnerability of Linux kernel: memory leak via perf_event_parse_addr_filter

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via perf_event_parse_addr_filter() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Linux, openSUSE Leap.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Creation date: 09/11/2020.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2020-25704, openSUSE-SU-2020:1906-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-33853.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via perf_event_parse_addr_filter() of the L...
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This vulnerability note impacts software or systems such as Linux, openSUSE Leap.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity vulnerability is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this computer threat note.

Solutions for this threat 

Workarounds for this vulnerability are not yet public.
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