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USN-4094-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

By: | September 30, 2019

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USN-4094-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04

Description

It was discovered that the alarmtimer implementation in the Linux kernel contained an integer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-13053)

Wen Xu discovered that the XFS filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly track inode validations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious XFS image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-13093)

Wen Xu discovered that the f2fs file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious f2fs image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-13097, CVE-2018-13099, CVE-2018-13100, CVE-2018-14614, CVE-2018-14616, CVE-2018-13096, CVE-2018-13098, CVE-2018-14615)

Wen Xu and Po-Ning Tseng discovered that btrfs file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious btrfs image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-14610, CVE-2018-14611, CVE-2018-14612, CVE-2018-14613, CVE-2018-14609)

Wen Xu discovered that the HFS+ filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle malformed catalog data in some situations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious HFS+ image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-14617)

Vasily Averin and Pavel Tikhomirov discovered that the cleancache subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly initialize new files in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16862)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle size checks when handling an extra USB descriptor. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-20169)

It was discovered that a use-after-free error existed in the block layer subsystem of the Linux kernel when certain failure conditions occurred. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-20856)

Eli Biham and Lior Neumann discovered that the Bluetooth implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate elliptic curve parameters during Diffie-Hellman key exchange in some situations. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-5383)

It was discovered that a heap buffer overflow existed in the Marvell Wireless LAN device driver for the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-10126)

Andrei Vlad Lutas and Dan Lutas discovered that some x86 processors incorrectly handle SWAPGS instructions during speculative execution. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-1125)

It was discovered that the PowerPC dlpar implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for allocation errors in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12614)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerabilty existed in the Near-field communication (NFC) implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12818)

It was discovered that the MDIO bus devices subsystem in the Linux kernel improperly dropped a device reference in an error condition, leading to a use-after-free. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12819)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the Near-field communication (NFC) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12984)

Jann Horn discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel when accessing LDT entries in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-13233)

Jann Horn discovered that the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly record credentials in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2019-13272)

It was discovered that the Empia EM28xx DVB USB device driver implementation in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when disconnecting the device. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-2024)

It was discovered that the USB video device class implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate control bits, resulting in an out of bounds buffer read. A local attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-2101)

It was discovered that the Marvell Wireless LAN device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate the BSS descriptor. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-3846)

It was discovered that the Appletalk IP encapsulation driver in the Linux kernel did not properly prevent kernel addresses from being copied to user space. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-20511)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-13053, CVE-2018-13096, CVE-2018-14609, CVE-2018-14617, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-20169, CVE-2018-13097, CVE-2018-13099, CVE-2018-13100, CVE-2018-14610, CVE-2018-14611, CVE-2018-14612, CVE-2018-14613, CVE-2018-14614, CVE-2018-14616, CVE-2018-13093, CVE-2018-13098, CVE-2018-14615, CVE-2018-20511, CVE-2018-5383, CVE-2019-10126, CVE-2019-1125, CVE-2019-12614, CVE-2019-3846, CVE-2019-13272, CVE-2018-20856, CVE-2019-12818, CVE-2019-12819, CVE-2019-12984, CVE-2019-13233, CVE-2019-2024, CVE-2019-2101

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • Cloud Foundry BOSH xenial-stemcells are vulnerable, including:
    • 456.x versions prior to 456.14
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.83
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.95
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.120
    • 97.x versions prior to 97.145
    • All other stemcells not listed.

Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following BOSH xenial-stemcells:
    • Upgrade 456.x versions to 456.14
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.83
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.95
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.120
    • Upgrade 97.x versions to 97.145
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on bosh.io.

References

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