Executive Summary

Summary
Title Linux kernel vulnerability and regression
Informations
Name USN-4184-2 First vendor Publication 2019-11-13
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-11-13
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
 
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Detail

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

- Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel - linux-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel - linux-oem-osp1: Linux kernel for OEM processors

Details:

USN-4184-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. It was discovered that the kernel fix for CVE-2019-0155 (i915 missing Blitter Command Streamer check) was incomplete on 64-bit Intel x86 systems. Also, the update introduced a regression that broke KVM guests where extended page tables (EPT) are disabled or not supported. This update addresses both issues.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Ă–sterlund, Pietro Frigo,
Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida, Giorgi Maisuradze, Moritz
Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, and Jo Van Bulck discovered that Intel
processors using Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) could
expose memory contents previously stored in microarchitectural buffers to a
malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker
could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11135)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets allowed userspace
to modify page table entries via writes to MMIO from the Blitter Command
Streamer and expose kernel memory information. A local attacker could use
this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate privileges.
(CVE-2019-0155)

Deepak Gupta discovered that on certain Intel processors, the Linux kernel
did not properly perform invalidation on page table updates by virtual
guest operating systems. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to
cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2018-12207)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets could cause a
system hang when userspace performed a read from GT memory mapped input
output (MMIO) when the product is in certain low power states. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-0154)

Hui Peng discovered that the Atheros AR6004 USB Wi-Fi device driver for the
Linux kernel did not properly validate endpoint descriptors returned by the
device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15098)

Jann Horn discovered a reference count underflow in the shiftfs
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2019-15791)

Jann Horn discovered a type confusion vulnerability in the shiftfs
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2019-15792)

Jann Horn discovered that the shiftfs implementation in the Linux kernel
did not use the correct file system uid/gid when the user namespace of a
lower file system is not in the init user namespace. A local attacker could
use this to possibly bypass DAC permissions or have some other unspecified
impact. (CVE-2019-15793)

Ori Nimron discovered that the AX25 network protocol implementation in the
Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local attacker
could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17052)

Ori Nimron discovered that the IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate Wireless network
protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform
permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket.
(CVE-2019-17053)

Ori Nimron discovered that the Appletalk network protocol implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local
attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17054)

Ori Nimron discovered that the modular ISDN network protocol implementation
in the Linux kernel did not properly perform permissions checks. A local
attacker could use this to create a raw socket. (CVE-2019-17055)

Ori Nimron discovered that the Near field Communication (NFC) network
protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform
permissions checks. A local attacker could use this to create a raw socket.
(CVE-2019-17056)

Nico Waisman discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Realtek Wi-Fi
driver for the Linux kernel when handling Notice of Absence frames. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-17666)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
linux-image-5.0.0-36-generic 5.0.0-36.39
linux-image-5.0.0-36-generic-lpae 5.0.0-36.39
linux-image-5.0.0-36-lowlatency 5.0.0-36.39
linux-image-generic 5.0.0.36.38
linux-image-generic-lpae 5.0.0.36.38
linux-image-lowlatency 5.0.0.36.38
linux-image-virtual 5.0.0.36.38

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.0.0-1028-oem-osp1 5.0.0-1028.32
linux-image-5.0.0-36-generic 5.0.0-36.39~18.04.1
linux-image-5.0.0-36-generic-lpae 5.0.0-36.39~18.04.1
linux-image-5.0.0-36-lowlatency 5.0.0-36.39~18.04.1
linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04 5.0.0.36.94
linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04 5.0.0.36.94
linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04 5.0.0.36.94
linux-image-oem-osp1 5.0.0.1028.32
linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04 5.0.0.36.94

Please note that mitigating the TSX (CVE-2019-11135) and i915 (CVE-2019-0154) issues requires corresponding microcode and graphics firmware updates respectively.

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/4184-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4184-1
CVE-2019-0155,
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1851709,
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1852141

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.0.0-36.39
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/5.0.0-36.39~18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem-osp1/5.0.0-1028.32

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4184-2

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
67 % CWE-276 Incorrect Default Permissions
17 % CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference
17 % CWE-20 Improper Input Validation

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Os 3
Os 3327
Os 2

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Date Informations
2019-11-13 21:19:07
  • First insertion