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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for linux (DLA-2586-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux' package(s) announced via the DLA-2586-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. CVE-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19813, CVE-2019-19816 'Team bobfuzzer' reported bugs in Btrfs that could lead to a use-after-free or heap buffer overflow, and could be triggered by crafted filesystem images. A user permitted to mount and access arbitrary filesystems could use these to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2020-27815 A flaw was reported in the JFS filesystem code allowing a local attacker with the ability to set extended attributes to cause a denial of service. CVE-2020-27825 Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki reported a use-after-free flaw in the ftrace ring buffer resizing logic due to a race condition, which could result in denial of service or information leak. CVE-2020-28374 David Disseldorp discovered that the LIO SCSI target implementation performed insufficient checking in certain XCOPY requests. An attacker with access to a LUN and knowledge of Unit Serial Number assignments can take advantage of this flaw to read and write to any LIO backstore, regardless of the SCSI transport settings. CVE-2020-29568 (XSA-349) Michael Kurth and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz reported that frontends can trigger OOM in backends by updating a watched path. CVE-2020-29569 (XSA-350) Olivier Benjamin and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz reported a use-after-free flaw which can be triggered by a block frontend in Linux blkback. A misbehaving guest can trigger a dom0 crash by continuously connecting / disconnecting a block frontend. CVE-2020-29660 Jann Horn reported a locking inconsistency issue in the tty subsystem which may allow a local attacker to mount a read-after-free attack against TIOCGSID. CVE-2020-29661 Jann Horn reported a locking issue in the tty subsystem which can result in a use-after-free. A local attacker can take advantage of this flaw for memory corruption or privilege escalation. CVE-2020-36158 A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the mwifiex WiFi driver which could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code via a long SSID value. CVE-2021-3178 Wu Yi reported an information leak in the NFSv3 server. When only a subdirectory of a filesystem volume is exported, an NFS client listing the exported directory would obtain a file handle to the parent directory, allowing it to access files that were not meant to be exported. Even after this update, it is still possible for NFSv3 clients to guess valid file handles and access files outside an exported subdirectory, unless the 'subtree_check' expor ... Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'linux' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.258-1. We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.