Executive Summary

Summary
Title Linux kernel (Azure) vulnerabilities
Informations
NameUSN-4227-2First vendor Publication2020-01-07
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2020-01-07
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.8Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description: - linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems - linux-meta-azure: Complete Linux kernel for Azure systems. - linux-signed-azure: Signed kernel image azure

Details:

USN-4227-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

It was discovered that a heap-based buffer overflow existed in the Marvell WiFi-Ex Driver for the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-14895, CVE-2019-14901)

It was discovered that a heap-based buffer overflow existed in the Marvell Libertas WLAN Driver for the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-14896, CVE-2019-14897)

It was discovered that the Fujitsu ES network device driver for the Linux kernel did not properly check for errors in some situations, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-16231)

It was discovered that the QLogic Fibre Channel driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for error, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-16233)

Anthony Steinhauser discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly perform Spectre_RSB mitigations to all processors for PowerPC architecture systems in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-18660)

It was discovered that the Mellanox Technologies Innova driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain failure conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19045)

It was discovered that Geschwister Schneider USB CAN interface driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain failure conditions. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19052)

It was discovered that the AMD Display Engine Driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attack could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19083)

It was discovered that the driver for memoryless force-feedback input devices in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability. A physically proximate attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-19524)

It was discovered that the Microchip CAN BUS Analyzer driver in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability on device disconnect. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-19529)

It was discovered that the PEAK-System Technik USB driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanitize memory before sending it to the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-19534)

Tristan Madani discovered that the ALSA timer implementation in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-19807)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.15.0-1066-azure 4.15.0-1066.71~14.04.1
linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1066.52

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.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4227-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4227-1
CVE-2019-14895, CVE-2019-14896, CVE-2019-14897, CVE-2019-14901,
CVE-2019-16231, CVE-2019-16233, CVE-2019-18660, CVE-2019-19045,
CVE-2019-19052, CVE-2019-19083, CVE-2019-19524, CVE-2019-19529,
CVE-2019-19534, CVE-2019-19807

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4227-2

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-476NULL Pointer Dereference

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Os1

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DateInformations
2020-01-08 00:19:15
  • First insertion