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USN-4416-1: GNU C Library vulnerabilities


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USN-4416-1: GNU C Library vulnerabilities

Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04

Description

Florian Weimer discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-12133)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain SSE2-optimized memmove operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-18269)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain pathname operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11236)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain AVX-512-optimized mempcpy operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11237)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain hostname loookups. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-19591)

Jakub Wilk discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memalign functions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-6485)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly ignored the LD_PREFER_MAP_32BIT_EXEC environment variable after security transitions. A local attacker could use this issue to bypass ASLR restrictions. (CVE-2019-19126)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-9169)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain bit patterns. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-10029)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain signal trampolines on PowerPC. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1751)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled tilde expansion. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1752)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2017-12133, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236, CVE-2018-11237, CVE-2018-19591, CVE-2018-6485, CVE-2019-9169, CVE-2019-19126, CVE-2020-10029, CVE-2020-1751, CVE-2020-1752.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • cflinuxfs3
    • All versions prior to 0.198.0
  • Xenial Stemcells
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.223
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.202
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.188
    • 456.x versions prior to 456.116
    • 621.x versions prior to 621.78
    • All other stemcells not listed.
  • CF Deployment
    • All versions prior to v13.7.0

Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow the mitigations below. The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following releases:

  • cflinuxfs3
    • Upgrade All versions to 0.198.0 or greater
  • Xenial Stemcells
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.223 or greater
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.202 or greater
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.188 or greater
    • Upgrade 456.x versions to 456.116 or greater
    • Upgrade 621.x versions to 621.78 or greater
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on bosh.io.
  • CF Deployment
    • Upgrade All versions to v13.7.0 or greater

History

2020-08-27: Initial vulnerability report published.

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