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CVE-2021-20261

Published: 11 March 2021

A race condition was found in the Linux kernels implementation of the floppy disk drive controller driver software. The impact of this issue is lessened by the fact that the default permissions on the floppy device (/dev/fd0) are restricted to root. If the permissions on the device have changed the impact changes greatly. In the default configuration root (or equivalent) permissions are required to attack this flaw.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the floppy device driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker with access to the floppy device could 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
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-26.30)
precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-207.239)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-1090.94)
upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1126.140)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-aws-5.3)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-aws-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1018.18~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.3)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1006.6)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1010.10)
precise Does not exist

trusty Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1082.92)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1020.20~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.3)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-dell300x
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1005.8)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-gcp-5.3)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
linux-gcp-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1071.81)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-gcp-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1019.19~18.04.2)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-gcp-5.3)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1011.12~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
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 (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1008.9)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
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 (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(replaced by linux-hwe-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
linux-hwe-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-37.41~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
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 (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1091.100)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

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

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-208.240~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe)
linux-oem-5.10
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Not vulnerable
(5.10.0-1008.9)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Not vulnerable
(5.6.0-1007.7)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1009.9)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-oracle-5.3)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-oracle-5.4)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1019.19~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1007.7)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1008.8)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1013.13~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
focal Ignored
(replaced by linux-raspi)
groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1150.161)
linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1017.19~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
groovy Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-24.28)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1053.57)
focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.5~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1154.164)