An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.19.9. The USB subsystem mishandles size checks during the reading of an extra descriptor, related to __usb_get_extra_descriptor in drivers/usb/core/usb.c.
Published 2018-12-17 07:29:01
Updated 2024-03-04 22:59:10
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-20169

0.29%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 69 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-20169

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
6.8
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.9
5.9
NIST
6.8
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.9
5.9
NIST 2024-02-15

CWE ids for CVE-2018-20169

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-20169

Products affected by CVE-2018-20169

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