Debian LTS: Security Advisory for linux-4.9 (DLA-2242-1)

Published: 2020-06-11 03:00:11
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-2242-1 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-2019-2182 Hanjun Guo and Lei Li reported a race condition in the arm64 virtual memory management code, which could lead to an information disclosure, denial of service (crash), or possibly privilege escalation. CVE-2019-5108 Mitchell Frank of Cisco discovered that when the IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) stack was used in AP mode with roaming, it would trigger roaming for a newly associated station before the station was authenticated. An attacker within range of the AP could use this to cause a denial of service, either by filling up a switching table or by redirecting traffic away from other stations. CVE-2019-19319 Jungyeon discovered that a crafted filesystem can cause the ext4 implementation to deallocate or reallocate journal blocks. A user permitted to mount filesystems could use this to cause a denial of service (crash), or possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2019-19462 The syzbot tool found a missing error check in the 'relay' library used to implement various files under debugfs. A local user permitted to access debugfs could use this to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2019-19768 Tristan Madani reported a race condition in the blktrace debug facility that could result in a use-after-free. A local user able to trigger removal of block devices could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (crash) or for privilege escalation. CVE-2019-20806 A potential null pointer dereference was discovered in the tw5864 media driver. The security impact of this is unclear. CVE-2019-20811 The Hulk Robot tool found a reference-counting bug in an error path in the network subsystem. The security impact of this is unclear. CVE-2020-0543 Researchers at VU Amsterdam discovered that on some Intel CPUs supporting the RDRAND and RDSEED instructions, part of a random value generated by these instructions may be used in a later speculative execution on any core of the same physical CPU. Depending on how these instructions are used by applications, a local user or VM guest could use this to obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys from other users or VMs. This vulnerability can be mitigated by a microcode update, either as part of system firmware (BIOS) or through the intel-microcode Linux Distribution Package in Debian's non-free archive section. This kernel update only provides reporting of the vulnerability and the option to disable the mitigation if it is not needed. CVE-2020-2732 Paulo Bonzini discovered that the KVM implemen ... 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+deb9u1~deb8u1. This version also fixes some related bugs that do not have their own CVE IDs, and a regression in the macvlan driver introduced in the previous security update (bug #952660). 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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