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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
bionic
Released (4.15.0-47.50)
cosmic
Released (4.18.0-17.18)
disco Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-8.9)
precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Patches:
Introduced by

39d637af5aa7577f655c58b9e55587566c63a0af

Fixed by f612acfae86af7ecad754ae6a46019be9da05b8e
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
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 (5.1~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)