CVE-2020-10781 – A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel module, where a use …

Vuln ID: CVE-2020-10781

Published:  2020-09-16  13:15:10Z

Description: A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel module, where a user with a local account and the ability to read the /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in the /dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for a user that triggers the creation of that ZRAM device. With this vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large amount of system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and terminate random userspace processes, possibly making the system inoperable.

Source: NVD.NIST.GOV