CVE-2019-16746

Published: 24 September 2019

An issue was discovered in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.17. It does not check the length of variable elements in a beacon head, leading to a buffer overflow.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the 802.11 Wi-Fi configuration interface for the Linux kernel when handling beacon settings. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-72.81)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-168.197)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by ed1b6cc7f80f831e192704b05b9917f9cc37be15
Fixed by f88eb7c0d002a67ef31aeb7850b42ff69abc46dc
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1056.58)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1098.109)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1022.25~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1056.58~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1027.29~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1064.69)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1026.27~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1050.53)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1049.52)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1026.27~18.04.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-37.40~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-72.81~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was pending \[5.3.0-22.24~18.04.1\] now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was pending \[4.15.0-71.80~16.04.1\] now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1051.51)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1062.69)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1065.75)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1002.4)
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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1030.34)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1030.33)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1030.33~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1008.13~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1052.56)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1125.134)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.4~rc2)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1069.76)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1129.137)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist