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USN-4162-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

USN-4162-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04

Description

It was discovered that the RSI 91x Wi-Fi driver in the Linux kernel did not handle detach operations correctly, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-21008)

Wen Huang discovered that the Marvell Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking, leading to a heap overflow. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816)

Matt Delco discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking when handling coalesced MMIO write operations. A local attacker with write access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14821)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB audio driver for the Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15117)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB audio driver for the Linux kernel improperly performed recursion while handling device metadata. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15118)

It was discovered that the Technisat DVB-S/S2 USB device driver in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overread. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-15505)

Brad Spengler discovered that a Spectre mitigation was improperly implemented in the ptrace susbsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-15902)

It was discovered that the SMB networking file system implementation in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overread. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-15918)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2019-15117, CVE-2019-15118, CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-15505, CVE-2019-15902, CVE-2018-21008, CVE-2019-15918

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 456.51
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.126
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.142
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.162
    • 97.x versions prior to 97.187
    • 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 456.51
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.126
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.142
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.162
    • Upgrade 97.x versions to 97.187
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available onĀ bosh.io.

References

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