CVE-2020-10690

Published: 08 May 2020

There is a use-after-free in kernel versions before 5.5 due to a race condition between the release of ptp_clock and cdev while resource deallocation. When a (high privileged) process allocates a ptp device file (like /dev/ptpX) and voluntarily goes to sleep. During this time if the underlying device is removed, it can cause an exploitable condition as the process wakes up to terminate and clean all attached files. The system crashes due to the cdev structure being invalid (as already freed) which is pointed to by the inode.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) implementation in the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after- free vulnerability. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.4

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-26.30)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-18.22)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-88.88)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-185.215)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by d94ba80ebbea17f036cecb104398fbcd788aa742
Fixed by a33121e5487b424339636b25c35d3a180eaa5f5e
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1060.62)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1110.121)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1074.78)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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
(5.3.0-1016.17~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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 (4.15.0-1060.62~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1010.10)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1071.76)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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
(4.15.0-1082.92)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1013.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1055.59)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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
(4.15.0-1071.81)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1012.13~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1052.55)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1030.31)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1012.13~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-40.32~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-88.88~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1053.53)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1076.83)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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 (4.4.0-185.215~14.04.1)
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1073.83)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.6.0-1007.7)
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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1039.44)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1033.36)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1033.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
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

linux-raspi
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1008.8)
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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1055.59)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1135.144)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-riscv
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-24.28)
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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.5~rc5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1072.79)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1139.147)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist