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USN-3981-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities (AKA ZombieLoad Attack)


Severity

High

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
Description

USN-3981-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and for the Linux Azure kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Giorgi Maisuradze, Dan Horea Lutas, Andrei Lutas, Volodymyr Pikhur, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, and Daniel Gruss discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural fill buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12130)

Brandon Falk, Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural load ports of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12127)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Marina Minkin, Daniel Moghimi, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Jo Van Bulck, Daniel Genkin, Daniel Gruss, Berk Sunar, Frank Piessens, and Yuval Yarom discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural store buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12126)

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)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Volodrmyr Pikhur, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that uncacheable memory previously stored in microarchitectural buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11091)

Matteo Croce, Natale Vinto, and Andrea Spagnolo discovered that the cgroups subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly account for SCTP socket buffers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-3874)

Alex Williamson discovered that the vfio subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly limit DMA mappings. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-3882)

Hugues Anguelkov discovered that the Broadcom Wifi driver in the Linux kernel contained a heap buffer overflow. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9500)

Hugues Anguelkov discovered that the Broadcom Wifi driver in the Linux kernel did not properly prevent remote firmware events from being processed for USB Wifi devices. A physically proximate attacker could use this to send firmware events to the device. (CVE-2019-9503)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-16884, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091, CVE-2019-3874, CVE-2019-3882, CVE-2019-9500, CVE-2019-9503

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is high unless otherwise noted.

  • Vulnerable Cloud Foundry components individually listed here.
  • Pivotal Application Service includes the following releases:
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.5
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.9
    • 2.3.x versions prior to 2.3.13
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager includes the following releases:
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.4
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.11
    • 2.3.x versions prior to 2.3.18
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: 2.5.5, 2.4.9, 2.3.13
    • PCF Operations Manager: 2.5.4, 2.4.11, 2.3.18
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