Debian LTS: Security Advisory for linux-4.9 (DLA-2114-1)

Published: 2020-03-03 04:00:55
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux-4.9' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2114-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. CVE-2018-13093, CVE-2018-13094 Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported several NULL pointer dereference flaws that may be triggered when mounting and operating a crafted XFS volume. An attacker able to mount arbitrary XFS volumes could use this to cause a denial of service (crash). CVE-2018-20976 It was discovered that the XFS file-system implementation did not correctly handle some mount failure conditions, which could lead to a use-after-free. The security impact of this is unclear. CVE-2018-21008 It was discovered that the rsi wifi driver did not correctly handle some failure conditions, which could lead to a use-after- free. The security impact of this is unclear. CVE-2019-0136 It was discovered that the wifi soft-MAC implementation (mac80211) did not properly authenticate Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) messages. A nearby attacker could use this for denial of service (loss of wifi connectivity). CVE-2019-2215 The syzkaller tool discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Android binder driver. A local user on a system with this driver enabled could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation. However, this driver is not enabled on Debian Linux Distribution Packaged kernels. CVE-2019-10220 Various developers and researchers found that if a crafted file- system or malicious file server presented a directory with filenames including a '/' character, this could confuse and possibly defeat security checks in applications that read the directory. The kernel will now return an error when reading such a directory, rather than passing the invalid filenames on to user-space. CVE-2019-14615 It was discovered that Intel 9th and 10th generation GPUs did not clear user-visible state during a context switch, which resulted in information leaks between GPU tasks. This has been mitigated in the i915 driver. The affected chips (gen9 and gen10) are listed at < CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816 Multiple bugs were discovered in the mwifiex wifi driver, which could lead to heap buffer overflows. A local user permitted to configure a device handled by this driver could probably use this for privilege escalation. CVE-2019-14895, CVE-2019-14901 ADLab of Venustech discovered potential heap buffer overflows in the mwifiex wifi driver. On systems using this driver, a malicious Wireless Access Point or adhoc/P2P peer could use these to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for remote code ... Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

Affected Versions:
'linux-4.9' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.210-1~deb8u1. This update additionally fixes Debian bugs #869511 and 945023, and includes many more bug fixes from stable updates 4.9.190-4.9.210 inclusive. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-4.9 Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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