Debian Security Advisory DSA 4497-1 (linux - security update)

Published: 2019-08-14 02:01:31
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-4497-1 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-2015-8553Jan Beulich discovered that CVE-2015-2150 was not completely addressed. If a PCI physical function is passed through to a Xen guest, the guest is able to access its memory and I/O regions before enabling decoding of those regions. This could result in a denial-of-service (unexpected NMI) on the host. The fix for this is incompatible with qemu versions before 2.5. CVE-2017-18509 Denis Andzakovic reported a missing type check in the IPv4 multicast routing implementation. A user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in any user namespace) could use this for denial-of-service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2018-5995 ADLab of VenusTech discovered that the kernel logged the virtual addresses assigned to per-CPU data, which could make it easier to exploit other vulnerabilities. CVE-2018-20836 chenxiang reported a race condition in libsas, the kernel subsystem supporting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, which could lead to a use-after-free. It is not clear how this might be exploited. CVE-2018-20856 Xiao Jin reported a potential double-free in the block subsystem, in case an error occurs while initialising the I/O scheduler for a block device. It is not clear how this might be exploited. CVE-2019-1125 It was discovered that most x86 processors could speculatively skip a conditional SWAPGS instruction used when entering the kernel from user mode, and/or could speculatively execute it when it should be skipped. This is a subtype of Spectre variant 1, which could allow local users to obtain sensitive information from the kernel or other processes. It has been mitigated by using memory barriers to limit speculative execution. Systems using an i386 kernel are not affected as the kernel does not use SWAPGS. CVE-2019-3882 It was found that the vfio implementation did not limit the number of DMA mappings to device memory. A local user granted ownership of a vfio device could use this to cause a denial of service (out-of-memory condition). CVE-2019-3900 It was discovered that vhost drivers did not properly control the amount of work done to service requests from guest VMs. A malicious guest could use this to cause a denial-of-service (unbounded CPU usage) on the host. CVE-2019-10207 The syzkaller tool found a potential null dereference in various drivers for UART-attached Bluetooth adapters. A local user with access to a pty device or other suitable tty device could use this for denial-of-service (BUG/oops). CVE-20 ... Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

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

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.168-1+deb9u5. For the stable distribution (buster), these problems were mostly fixed in version 4.19.37-5+deb10u2 or earlier. We recommend that you upgrade your linux 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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