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USN-3932-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities


Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04
Description

USN-3932-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the f2fs file system implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-18249)

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)

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)

Vasily Averin and Evgenii Shatokhin discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the NFS41+ subsystem when multiple network namespaces are in use. A local attacker in a container could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16884)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the PPP over L2TP implementation in the Linux kernel. A privileged local attacker could use this to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-9517)

Shlomi Oberman, Yuli Shapiro, and Ran Menscher discovered an information leak in the Bluetooth implementation of the Linux kernel. An attacker within Bluetooth range could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-3459, CVE-2019-3460)

Jann Horn discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability. An attacker in a guest VM with access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a denial of service (guest VM crash). (CVE-2019-6974)

Jim Mattson and Felix Wilhelm discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the KVM subsystem of the Linux kernel, when using nested virtual machines. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code in the host system. (CVE-2019-7221)

Felix Wilhelm discovered that an information leak vulnerability existed in the KVM subsystem of the Linux kernel, when nested virtualization is used. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (host system memory to a guest VM). (CVE-2019-7222)

Jann Horn discovered that the mmap implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for the mmap minimum address in some situations. A local attacker could use this to assist exploiting a kernel NULL pointer dereference vulnerability. (CVE-2019-9213)

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-2019-3459, CVE-2019-3460, CVE-2019-6974, CVE-2019-7222, CVE-2019-9213, CVE-2017-18249, 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-2018-16884, CVE-2018-9517, CVE-2019-3701, CVE-2019-3819, CVE-2019-7221

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is medium 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 includes vulnerable stemcells in the following releases:
    • 2.2.x versions prior to 2.2.15
  • PCF Isolation Segment includes vulnerable stemcells in the following releases:
    • 2.2.x versions prior to 2.2.15
Mitigation

Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • 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: 2.2.15
    • PCF Isolation Segment: 2.2.15
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