CVE-2020-8835

Published: 30 March 2020

In the Linux kernel 5.5.0 and newer, the bpf verifier (kernel/bpf/verifier.c) did not properly restrict the register bounds for 32-bit operations, leading to out-of-bounds reads and writes in kernel memory. The vulnerability also affects the Linux 5.4 stable series, starting with v5.4.7, as the introducing commit was backported to that branch. This vulnerability was fixed in 5.6.1, 5.5.14, and 5.4.29. (issue is aka ZDI-CAN-10780)

From the Ubuntu security team

Manfred Paul discovered that the bpf verifier in the Linux kernel did not properly calculate register bounds for certain operations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory) or gain administrative privileges.

Priority

High

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-21.25)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (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 581738a681b6faae5725c2555439189ca81c0f1f
Fixed by f2d67fec0b43edce8c416101cdc52e71145b5fef|local-2020-8835-fix
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1007.7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1008.8)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1018.19~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1007.7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1016.17~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.32)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1011.11~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1016.17~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-45.37~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (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 (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.3)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1010.11)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1007.7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1007.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
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 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.3.0-1021.23~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.7~rc1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1077.82)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist