In whoopsie, parse_report() from whoopsie.c allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service via a crafted file. The DoS is caused by resource exhaustion due to a memory leak. Fixed in 0.2.52.5ubuntu0.5, 0.2.62ubuntu0.5 and 0.2.69ubuntu0.1.
Published 2020-08-06 23:15:11
Updated 2021-09-13 14:27:57
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-11937

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-11937

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
3.9
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
Canonical Ltd.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-11937

  • 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: security@ubuntu.com (Secondary)
  • The product does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-11937

Products affected by CVE-2020-11937

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