CVE-2019-14821

Published: 01 October 2019

An out-of-bounds access issue was found in the Linux kernel, all versions through 5.3, in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor implements the Coalesced MMIO write operation. It operates on an MMIO ring buffer 'struct kvm_coalesced_mmio' object, wherein write indices 'ring->first' and 'ring->last' value could be supplied by a host user-space process. An unprivileged host user or process with access to '/dev/kvm' device could use this flaw to crash the host kernel, resulting in a denial of service or potentially escalating privileges on the system.

From the Ubuntu security team

Matt Delco discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking when handling coalesced MMIO write operations. A local attacker with write access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-66.75)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-166.195)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by 5f94c1741bdc7a336553122036e8a779e616ccbf
Fixed by b60fe990c6b07ef6d4df67bc0530c7c90a62623a
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1052.54)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1096.107)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1056.60)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1021.24~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1052.54~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1023.24~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1061.66)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1061.66~14.04.1)
linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1007.8~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1023.24~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1061.66)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1021.21~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1047.50)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1008.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1021.21~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1046.49)
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 (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1023.23~18.04.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1011.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-32.34~18.04.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-66.75~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was pending \[5.3.0-19.20~18.04.2\] now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-66.75~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1048.48)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1060.67)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

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-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

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 (4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1)
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1059.68)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1002.4)
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-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1025.28)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1027.30)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1027.30~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1007.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1011.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1049.53)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1124.133)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1017.19~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1066.73)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1128.136)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist