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CVE-2019-8912

Published: 18 February 2019

In the Linux kernel through 4.20.11, af_alg_release() in crypto/af_alg.c neglects to set a NULL value for a certain structure member, which leads to a use-after-free in sockfs_setattr.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the user- space API for crypto (af_alg) implementation in the Linux kernel. 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: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-47.50)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-17.18)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-7.8)
precise Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-12.20)
trusty Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1035.37)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-1012.14)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
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 (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1035.37~16.04.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-1014.14)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.15.0-1041.45~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1041.45)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1041.45)
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 (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-9019.20)
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 (5.0)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1029.31)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-1008.9)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1029.31~16.04.1)
linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.18.0-1008.9~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.18.0-17.18~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
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 (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1031.31)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-1009.9)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

precise Not vulnerable
(3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
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 (5.0)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1035.40)
cosmic
Released (4.15.0-1035.40)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1035.40)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1010.12)
cosmic
Released (4.15.0-1010.12)
disco Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1010.12)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1010.12~16.04.1)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1033.35)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-1011.13)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1004.4)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1077.82)
cosmic Does not exist

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

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.0)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
NVD has published CVSS metrics that state that the attack vector is
"Network" which results in a CRITICAL CVSS score but that does not match
Ubuntu's assessment. The attack vector is "Local" since AF_ALG is a address
family that strictly operates locally between a userspace process and the
kernel crypto API and the attack requires a specific sequence of operations
to be performed on the file descriptor that represents the socket.
This has been addressed in a more generic manner, to fix
other network families, by this commit in the net tree:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=ff7b11aa481f682e0e9711abfeb7d03f5cd612bf

References

Bugs