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USN-4094-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities


Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
Description

It was discovered that the alarmtimer implementation in the Linux kernel contained an integer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-13053)

Wen Xu discovered that the XFS filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly track inode validations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious XFS image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-13093)

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, CVE-2018-13096, CVE-2018-13098, CVE-2018-14615)

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, CVE-2018-14609)

Wen Xu discovered that the HFS+ filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle malformed catalog data in some situations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious HFS+ image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-14617)

Vasily Averin and Pavel Tikhomirov discovered that the cleancache subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly initialize new files in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16862)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle size checks when handling an extra USB descriptor. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-20169)

It was discovered that a use-after-free error existed in the block layer subsystem of the Linux kernel when certain failure conditions occurred. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-20856)

Eli Biham and Lior Neumann discovered that the Bluetooth implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate elliptic curve parameters during Diffie-Hellman key exchange in some situations. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-5383)

It was discovered that a heap buffer overflow existed in the Marvell Wireless LAN device driver for the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-10126)

Andrei Vlad Lutas and Dan Lutas discovered that some x86 processors incorrectly handle SWAPGS instructions during speculative execution. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-1125)

It was discovered that the PowerPC dlpar implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for allocation errors in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12614)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerabilty existed in the Near-field communication (NFC) implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12818)

It was discovered that the MDIO bus devices subsystem in the Linux kernel improperly dropped a device reference in an error condition, leading to a use-after-free. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12819)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the Near-field communication (NFC) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-12984)

Jann Horn discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel when accessing LDT entries in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-13233)

Jann Horn discovered that the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly record credentials in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2019-13272)

It was discovered that the Empia EM28xx DVB USB device driver implementation in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when disconnecting the device. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-2024)

It was discovered that the USB video device class implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate control bits, resulting in an out of bounds buffer read. A local attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-2101)

It was discovered that the Marvell Wireless LAN device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate the BSS descriptor. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-3846)

It was discovered that the Appletalk IP encapsulation driver in the Linux kernel did not properly prevent kernel addresses from being copied to user space. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-20511)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-13053, CVE-2018-13096, CVE-2018-14609, CVE-2018-14617, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-20169, 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-2018-13093, CVE-2018-13098, CVE-2018-14615, CVE-2018-20511, CVE-2018-5383, CVE-2019-10126, CVE-2019-1125, CVE-2019-12614, CVE-2019-3846, CVE-2019-13272, CVE-2018-20856, CVE-2019-12818, CVE-2019-12819, CVE-2019-12984, CVE-2019-13233, CVE-2019-2024, CVE-2019-2101

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
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.5
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.10
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.14
    • 2.3.x versions prior to 2.3.18
  • PCF Isolation Segment
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.4
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.9
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.13
    • 2.3.x versions prior to 2.3.17
  • Pivotal Operations Manager
    • 2.6.x versions prior to 2.6.9
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.16
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.19
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
    • 2.6.5
    • 2.5.10
    • 2.4.14
    • 2.3.18
  • PCF Isolation Segment
    • 2.6.4
    • 2.5.9
    • 2.4.13
    • 2.3.17
  • Pivotal Operations Manager
    • 2.6.9
    • 2.5.16
    • 2.4.19
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