CVE-2019-8912 (retired)

Priority
Description
In the Linux kernel through 4.20.11, af_alg_release() in crypto/af_alg.c
neglects to set a NULL value for a certain structure member, which leads to
a use-after-free in sockfs_setattr.
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the user-
space API for crypto (af_alg) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code.
Notes
 tyhicks> NVD has published CVSS metrics that state that the attack vector is
  "Network" which results in a CRITICAL CVSS score but that does not match
  Ubuntu's assessment. The attack vector is "Local" since AF_ALG is a address
  family that strictly operates locally between a userspace process and the
  kernel crypto API and the attack requires a specific sequence of operations
  to be performed on the file descriptor that represents the socket.
 tyhicks> This has been addressed in a more generic manner, to fix
  other network families, by this commit in the net tree:
  https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=ff7b11aa481f682e0e9711abfeb7d03f5cd612bf
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (3.0.0-12.20)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (3.11.0-12.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-47.50)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-17.18)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-7.8)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-13.14)
Patches:
Introduced by 86741ec25462e4c8cdce6df2f41ead05568c7d5eFixed by 9060cb719e61b685ec0102574e10337fa5f445ea
Introduced by 86741ec25462e4c8cdce6df2f41ead05568c7d5eFixed by ff7b11aa481f682e0e9711abfeb7d03f5cd612bf
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.4.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1035.37)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-1012.14)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1035.37~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (4.15.0-1041.45~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1041.45)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-1014.14)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1041.45)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.18.0-1014.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-9019.20)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1029.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1029.31)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-1008.9)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.18.0-1008.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.18.0-17.18~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (5.0.0-15.16~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1031.31)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1004.4)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1035.40)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.15.0-1035.40)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1035.40)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (4.15.0-1035.40)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1010.12~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1010.12)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.15.0-1010.12)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1010.12)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (4.15.0-1011.13)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1033.35)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (4.18.0-1011.13)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1006.6)
Package
Upstream:released (5.0)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.4.0-1077.82)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (5.0.0-1010.10)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (5.0.0-1010.10)
More Information

Updated: 2019-06-03 19:15:52 UTC (commit 44f4ed606c2da48046c30d7037221a6a8a7e0e4d)