CVE-2019-19252

Published: 25 November 2019

vcs_write in drivers/tty/vt/vc_screen.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.13 does not prevent write access to vcsu devices, aka CID-0c9acb1af77a.

From the Ubuntu security team

Or Cohen discovered that the virtual console subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict writes to unimplemented vcsu (unicode) devices. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or have other unspecified impacts.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by d21b0be246bf3bbf569e6e239f56abb529c7154e
Fixed by 0c9acb1af77a3cb8707e43f45b72c95266903cee
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1024.27~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

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 (5.5~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) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1029.31~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1013.14~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1029.30~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1012.13~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.32)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1029.30~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1012.13~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-40.32~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~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 (5.5~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) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.3)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.6.0-1007.7)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1037.42)
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 (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1010.15~18.04.1)
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 (5.5~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-raspi
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1007.7)
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-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1018.20~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-riscv
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-24.28)
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-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1077.82)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist