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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:18:20 +0100
From: Alexandros Toptsoglou <>
To:, Rohit Keshri <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2021-20200: Linux kernel: close race between
 munmap() and expand_upwards()/downwards()


is the information listed here correct? Especially the CVE-2021-20200

In project-zero reference at the last comment CVE-2020-29369 is mentioned.

Best regards,


On 2/10/21 4:04 PM, Rohit Keshri wrote:
> Hello Team,
> A use-after-free flaw may be seen due to a race problem while in
> detach_vmas_to_be_unmapped() in mm/mmap.c in VMA access while
> munmap(). This flaw could allow a local attacker with a user privilege
> to crash the system, because VMA with VM_GROWSDOWN or VM_GROWSUP flag
> set may change their size under mmap_read_lock(). This vulnerability
> could even lead to a kernel information leak problem.
> 'CVE-2021-20200' was assigned by Red Hat.
> References:
> Thanks and Regards
> ..
> Rohit Keshri / Red Hat Product Security Team
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> for urgent response

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