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USN-4115-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

By: | September 30, 2019

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USN-4115-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04

Description

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the Option USB High Speed driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate metadata received from the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-19985)

Zhipeng Xie discovered that an infinite loop could triggered in the CFS Linux kernel process scheduler. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-20784)

It was discovered that the Intel wifi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS). A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (wifi disconnect). (CVE-2019-0136)

It was discovered that the Bluetooth UART implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for missing tty operations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-10207)

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the Linux kernel did not sufficiently randomize IP ID values generated for connectionless networking protocols. A remote attacker could use this to track particular Linux devices. (CVE-2019-10638)

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the location of kernel addresses could exposed by the implementation of connection-less network protocols in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could possibly use this to assist in the exploitation of another vulnerability in the Linux kernel. (CVE-2019-10639)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Linux kernel when reference counting pages, leading to potential use-after-free issues. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11487)

Jann Horn discovered that a race condition existed in the Linux kernel when performing core dumps. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11599)

It was discovered that a null pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the LSI Logic MegaRAID driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-11810)

It was discovered that the GTCO tablet input driver in the Linux kernel did not properly bounds check the initial HID report sent by the device. A physically proximate attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-13631)

Praveen Pandey discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly validate sent signals in some situations on PowerPC systems with transactional memory disabled. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-13648)

It was discovered that the floppy driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta data, leading to a buffer overread. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14283)

It was discovered that the floppy driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate ioctl() calls, leading to a division-by-zero. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14284)

Tuba Yavuz discovered that a race condition existed in the DesignWare USB3 DRD Controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-14763)

It was discovered that an out-of-bounds read existed in the QLogic QEDI iSCSI Initiator Driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-15090)

It was discovered that the Raremono AM/FM/SW radio device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly allocate memory, leading to a use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15211)

It was discovered at a double-free error existed in the USB Rio 500 device driver for the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-15212)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel, leading to a potential use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) pro possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15214)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the CPiA2 video4linux device driver for the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15215)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Softmac USB Prism54 device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15220)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the Appletalk implementation in the Linux kernel if an error occurs during initialization. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15292)

Jason Wang discovered that an infinite loop vulnerability existed in the virtio net driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service in the host system. (CVE-2019-3900)

Daniele Antonioli, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, and Kasper B. Rasmussen discovered that the Bluetooth protocol BR/EDR specification did not properly require sufficiently strong encryption key lengths. A physicall proximate attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-9506)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the USB YUREX device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15216)

It was discovered that the Siano USB MDTV receiver device driver in the Linux kernel made improper assumptions about the device characteristics. A physically proximate attacker could use this cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15218)

It was discovered that the Line 6 POD USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data size information from the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15221)

Muyu Yu discovered that the CAN implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly restrict the field size when processing outgoing frames. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-3701)

Vladis Dronov discovered that the debug interface for the Linux kernel’s HID subsystem did not properly validate passed parameters in some situations. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2019-3819)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-19985, CVE-2019-3701, CVE-2019-3819, CVE-2018-20784, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-11599, CVE-2019-11810, CVE-2019-3900, CVE-2019-0136, CVE-2019-10207, CVE-2019-10638, CVE-2019-10639, CVE-2019-13631, CVE-2019-14283, CVE-2019-14284, CVE-2019-14763, CVE-2019-15090, CVE-2019-15211, CVE-2019-15212, CVE-2019-15214, CVE-2019-15215, CVE-2019-15216, CVE-2019-15218, CVE-2019-15220, CVE-2019-15221, CVE-2019-15292, CVE-2019-9506, CVE-2019-13648

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 456.22
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.93
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.106
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.129
    • 97.x versions prior to 97.156
    • 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 456.22
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.93
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.106
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.129
    • Upgrade 97.x versions to 97.156
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on bosh.io.

References

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