A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A denial of service problem is identified if an extent tree is corrupted in a crafted ext4 filesystem in fs/ext4/extents.c in ext4_es_cache_extent. Fabricating an integer overflow, A local attacker with a special user privilege may cause a system crash problem which can lead to an availability threat.
Published 2022-03-04 18:15:08
Updated 2022-03-11 15:39:52
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-3428

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-2021-3428

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
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

CWE ids for CVE-2021-3428

  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-3428

Products affected by CVE-2021-3428

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