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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 11:21:40 +0530
From: Rohit Keshri <>
Subject: CVE-2020-27825 kernel: use-after-free in the ftrace
 ring buffer resizing logic due to a race condition

Hello Team,

Red Hat has identified a vulnerability with the following details.

A use-after-free flaw was found in kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c in Linux
kernel. There was a race problem in trace_open and resize of cpu buffer
running parallely on different cpus, may cause a denial of service problem
(DOS). This flaw could even allow a local attacker with special user
 privilege to a kernel information leak threat.

'CVE-2020-27825'  was assigned by Red Hat.

Acknowledgements: Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki

Thank you Adam for bringing this to our attention, and your hard work.


Thank You. Regards
Rohit Keshri / Red Hat Product Security Team
PGP: OX01BC 858A 07B7 15C8 EF33 BFE2 2EEB 0CBC 84A4 4C2D for urgent response

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