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CVE-2020-12656

Published: 5 May 2020

** DISPUTED ** gss_mech_free in net/sunrpc/auth_gss/gss_mech_switch.c in the rpcsec_gss_krb5 implementation in the Linux kernel through 5.6.10 lacks certain domain_release calls, leading to a memory leak. Note: This was disputed with the assertion that the issue does not grant any access not already available. It is a problem that on unloading a specific kernel module some memory is leaked, but loading kernel modules is a privileged operation. A user could also write a kernel module to consume any amount of memory they like and load that replicating the effect of this bug.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the Kerberos SUNRPC GSS implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory on module unload. A local privileged attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).

Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-115.116)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-45.49)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-16.17)
precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-186.216)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1080.84)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1022.22)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1004.4)
precise Does not exist

trusty Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1111.123)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was pending [5.3.0-1032.34~18.04.2] now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1080.84~16.04.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1023.23)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1004.4)
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.15.0-1093.103~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1093.103~16.04.1)
linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1093.103)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1023.23~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1022.22)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1002.2)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1081.92~16.04.1)
linux-gcp-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1081.92)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1067.70)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.0.0-1045.46)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.3.0-1032.34~18.04.1)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1025.25~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gkeop-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1001.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.3.0-64.58~18.04.1)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-115.116~16.04.1)
linux-hwe-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-45.49~18.04.2)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-23.24~20.04.1)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1072.73)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1021.21)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1077.84)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1094.104)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal
Released (5.6.0-1031.32)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.0.0-1065.70)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1051.55)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1022.22)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1051.55~16.04.1)
linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1022.22~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1016.17)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1016.17)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1016.17~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1068.72)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1136.145)
linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.3.0-1030.32~18.04.2)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-riscv
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-31.35)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1084.92)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.8~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1140.148)

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
upstream generally treats module unload as an unsafe
operation, which may explain a lack of progress in addressing the
issue.

References

Bugs