USN-4115-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2 September 2019

linux, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-gke-4.15, linux-hwe, linux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description

  • linux - Linux kernel
  • linux-gke-4.15 - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
  • linux-kvm - Linux kernel for cloud environments
  • linux-oracle - Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
  • linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
  • linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
  • linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
  • linux-hwe - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the Option USB High Speed driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate metadata received from the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-19985)

Zhipeng Xie discovered that an infinite loop could triggered in the CFS Linux kernel process scheduler. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-20784)

It was discovered that the Intel Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS). A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (Wi-Fi disconnect). (CVE-2019-0136)

It was discovered that the Bluetooth UART implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for missing tty operations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-10207)

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the Linux kernel did not sufficiently randomize IP ID values generated for connectionless networking protocols. A remote attacker could use this to track particular Linux devices. (CVE-2019-10638)

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the location of kernel addresses could be exposed by the implementation of connection-less network protocols in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could possibly use this to assist in the exploitation of another vulnerability in the Linux kernel. (CVE-2019-10639)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Linux kernel when reference counting pages, leading to potential use-after-free issues. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11487)

Jann Horn discovered that a race condition existed in the Linux kernel when performing core dumps. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11599)

It was discovered that a null pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the LSI Logic MegaRAID driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-11810)

It was discovered that the GTCO tablet input driver in the Linux kernel did not properly bounds check the initial HID report sent by the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-13631)

Praveen Pandey discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly validate sent signals in some situations on PowerPC systems with transactional memory disabled. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-13648)

It was discovered that the floppy driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta data, leading to a buffer overread. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14283)

It was discovered that the floppy driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate ioctl() calls, leading to a division-by-zero. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14284)

Tuba Yavuz discovered that a race condition existed in the DesignWare USB3 DRD Controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-14763)

It was discovered that an out-of-bounds read existed in the QLogic QEDI iSCSI Initiator Driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-15090)

It was discovered that the Raremono AM/FM/SW radio device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly allocate memory, leading to a use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15211)

It was discovered at a double-free error existed in the USB Rio 500 device driver for the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-15212)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel, leading to a potential use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15214)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the CPiA2 video4linux device driver for the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15215)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Softmac USB Prism54 device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15220)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the AppleTalk implementation in the Linux kernel if an error occurs during initialization. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15292)

Jason Wang discovered that an infinite loop vulnerability existed in the virtio net driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service in the host system. (CVE-2019-3900)

Daniele Antonioli, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, and Kasper B. Rasmussen discovered that the Bluetooth protocol BR/EDR specification did not properly require sufficiently strong encryption key lengths. A physically proximate attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-9506)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the USB YUREX device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15216)

It was discovered that the Siano USB MDTV receiver device driver in the Linux kernel made improper assumptions about the device characteristics. A physically proximate attacker could use this cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15218)

It was discovered that the Line 6 POD USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data size information from the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15221)

Muyu Yu discovered that the CAN implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly restrict the field size when processing outgoing frames. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-3701)

Vladis Dronov discovered that the debug interface for the Linux kernel’s HID subsystem did not properly validate passed parameters in some situations. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2019-3819)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
linux-image-4.15.0-1022-oracle - 4.15.0-1022.25
linux-image-4.15.0-1041-gke - 4.15.0-1041.43
linux-image-4.15.0-1043-kvm - 4.15.0-1043.43
linux-image-4.15.0-1044-raspi2 - 4.15.0-1044.47
linux-image-4.15.0-60-generic - 4.15.0-60.67
linux-image-4.15.0-60-generic-lpae - 4.15.0-60.67
linux-image-4.15.0-60-lowlatency - 4.15.0-60.67
linux-image-generic - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-generic-lpae - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-gke - 4.15.0.1041.44
linux-image-gke-4.15 - 4.15.0.1041.44
linux-image-kvm - 4.15.0.1043.43
linux-image-lowlatency - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-oracle - 4.15.0.1022.25
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-powerpc-smp - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-powerpc64-emb - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-powerpc64-smp - 4.15.0.60.62
linux-image-raspi2 - 4.15.0.1044.42
linux-image-virtual - 4.15.0.60.62
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
linux-image-4.15.0-1022-oracle - 4.15.0-1022.25~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-1041-gcp - 4.15.0-1041.43
linux-image-4.15.0-1056-azure - 4.15.0-1056.61
linux-image-4.15.0-60-generic - 4.15.0-60.67~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-60-generic-lpae - 4.15.0-60.67~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-60-lowlatency - 4.15.0-60.67~16.04.1
linux-image-azure - 4.15.0.1056.59
linux-image-gcp - 4.15.0.1041.55
linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 - 4.15.0.60.81
linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04 - 4.15.0.60.81
linux-image-gke - 4.15.0.1041.55
linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04 - 4.15.0.60.81
linux-image-oem - 4.15.0.60.81
linux-image-oracle - 4.15.0.1022.16
linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04 - 4.15.0.60.81

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well.

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