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USN-4185-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities


Severity

High

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
Description

Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida, Giorgi Maisuradze, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, and Jo Van Bulck discovered that Intel processors using Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) could expose memory contents previously stored in microarchitectural buffers to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11135)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets allowed userspace to modify page table entries via writes to MMIO from the Blitter Command Streamer and expose kernel memory information. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate privileges. (CVE-2019-0155)

Deepak Gupta discovered that on certain Intel processors, the Linux kernel did not properly perform invalidation on page table updates by virtual guest operating systems. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2018-12207)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets could cause a system hang when userspace performed a read from GT memory mapped input output (MMIO) when the product is in certain low power states. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-0154)

Hui Peng discovered that the Atheros AR6004 USB Wi-Fi device driver for the Linux kernel did not properly validate endpoint descriptors returned by the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15098)

Ori Nimron discovered that the AX25 network protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17052)

Ori Nimron discovered that the IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate Wireless network protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17053)

Ori Nimron discovered that the Appletalk network protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17054)

Ori Nimron discovered that the modular ISDN network protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17055)

Ori Nimron discovered that the Near field Communication (NFC) network protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17056)

Nico Waisman discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Realtek Wi-Fi driver for the Linux kernel when handling Notice of Absence frames. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-17666)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2019-11135, CVE-2018-12207, CVE-2019-17052, CVE-2019-17053, CVE-2019-17054, CVE-2019-17055, CVE-2019-17056, CVE-2019-0154, CVE-2019-0155, CVE-2019-15098, CVE-2019-17666

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is high unless otherwise noted.

Vulnerable Cloud Foundry components individually listed here. Impacted stemcells may be updated independently of upgrading Pivotal Application Service or PCF Isolation Segment.

  • Pivotal Application Service
    • 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.4
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.11
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.16
  • PCF Isolation Segment
    • 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.5
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.10
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.15
  • Pivotal Operations Manager
    • 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.4
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.15
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.23
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.26
Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below. The Cloud Foundry security team recommends upgrading BOSH to the affected OSS components listed here if applicable. Upgrade Pivotal products that use earlier versions of CF components to new Pivotal releases using new versions linked above. On the Pivotal Network product page for each release, check the Depends On section and/or Release Notes for this information. Releases that have fixed this issue include:

  • Pivotal Application Service
    • 2.7.4
    • 2.6.11
    • 2.5.16
  • PCF Isolation Segment
    • 2.7.5
    • 2.6.10
    • 2.5.15
  • Pivotal Operations Manager
    • 2.7.4
    • 2.6.15
    • 2.5.23
    • 2.4.26
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