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Vulnerability of Linux kernel: out-of-bounds memory reading via fbcon_get_font

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via fbcon_get_font() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable systems: Linux.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 19/11/2020.
Références of this weakness: 1178886, CVE-2020-28915, VIGILANCE-VUL-33932.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via fbcon_get_font() of the L...
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This computer vulnerability impacts software or systems such as Linux.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness bulletin is medium.

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

Fixes for this vulnerability are not yet public.
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