CVE-2020-25641

Published: 06 October 2020

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of biovecs in versions before 5.9-rc7. A zero-length biovec request issued by the block subsystem could cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop, causing a denial of service. This flaw allows a local attacker with basic privileges to issue requests to a block device, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the block layer subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length requests. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-19.20)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-49.53)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Pending

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by 1bdc76aea1159a750846c2fc98e404403eb7d51c
Fixed by 7e24969022cbd61ddc586f14824fc205661bb124
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1029.29)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-1029.29~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-49.53~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1025.25)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needed

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-1026.26~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Pending
(5.8.0-1003.6)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (5.4.0-1020.22)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.4.0-1020.22~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
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) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-riscv
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(5.8.0-3.3)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Pending
(5.4.0-35.39)
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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.9~rc4)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1013.15)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist