CVE-2018-16862

Published: 26 November 2018

A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in a way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one.

From the Ubuntu security team

Vasily Averin and Pavel Tikhomirov discovered that the cleancache subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly initialize new files in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-58.64)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-142.168)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Patches:
Introduced by 91b0abe36a7b2b3b02d7500925a5f8455334f0e5
Fixed by 6ff38bd40230af35e446239396e5fc8ebd6a5248
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1047.49)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1075.85)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1038.41)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1047.49~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1055.60)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1055.60)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1040.42)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1040.42~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1040.42)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1040.42)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1011.11~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-23.24~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-58.64~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-15.16~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-58.64~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1042.42)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1040.46)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-142.168~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1050.57)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1021.23~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1043.46)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1103.111)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.20~rc5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1060.66)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1107.112)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist