CVE-2019-18660

Published: 27 November 2019

The Linux kernel before 5.4.1 on powerpc allows Information Exposure because the Spectre-RSB mitigation is not in place for all applicable CPUs, aka CID-39e72bf96f58. This is related to arch/powerpc/kernel/entry_64.S and arch/powerpc/kernel/security.c.

From the Ubuntu security team

Anthony Steinhauser discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly perform Spectre_RSB mitigations to all processors for PowerPC architecture systems in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.7

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-74.84)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-171.200)
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 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 39e72bf96f5847ba87cc5bd7a3ce0fed813dc9ad
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-1057.59)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1100.111)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1060.64)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1023.26~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-1057.59~16.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.0.0-1028.30~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1066.71)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1066.71~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1009.10~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 needs-triage now end-of-life)
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-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.0.0-1028.29~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1052.56)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1010.11~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 needs-triage 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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1050.53)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1027.28~18.04.1)
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-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-26.28~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-74.83~16.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 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-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-1052.52)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1064.71)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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)
Released (4.4.0-171.200~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1066.76)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1033.38)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-1031.34)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1031.34~16.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1009.14~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (4.15.0-1053.57)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1127.136)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1070.77)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1131.139)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist