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CVE-2019-11190

Published: 11 April 2019

The Linux kernel before 4.8 allows local users to bypass ASLR on setuid programs (such as /bin/su) because install_exec_creds() is called too late in load_elf_binary() in fs/binfmt_elf.c, and thus the ptrace_may_access() check has a race condition when reading /proc/pid/stat.

From the Ubuntu security team

Robert Święcki discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly apply Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in some situations for setuid elf binaries. A local attacker could use this to improve the chances of exploiting an existing vulnerability in a setuid elf binary.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 4.7

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-20.21)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-10.11)
precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-149.175)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.7)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1002.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-1045.48)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1084.94)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1009.9)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1003.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1006.6)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1002.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1004.5~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(end-of-life)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(end-of-life)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-13.14~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-15.16~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1008.8)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1003.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1047.53)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-150.176~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.3)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1004.5)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1021.24)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1010.11)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1005.7)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1110.118)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1053.57)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1010.10)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.8~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1114.119)