CVE-2019-8980

Published: 21 February 2019

A memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory when handling certain errors while reading files. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-47.50)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Patches:
Introduced by 39d637af5aa7577f655c58b9e55587566c63a0af
Fixed by f612acfae86af7ecad754ae6a46019be9da05b8e
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1035.37)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1035.37~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1041.45)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1041.45~14.04.1)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1041.45)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1029.31)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1029.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.18.0-1008.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.18.0-17.18~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-15.16~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1031.31)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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 (5.1~rc1)
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

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1035.40)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1010.12)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1010.12~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1033.35)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1077.82)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist