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CVE-2018-14678

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Overview

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.11, as used in Xen through 4.11.x. The xen_failsafe_callback entry point in arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S does not properly maintain RBX, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory usage and system crash). Within Xen, 64-bit x86 PV Linux guest OS users can trigger a guest OS crash or possibly gain privileges.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3931-2
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3931-2 - USN-3931-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and for the Linux Azure kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. M. Vefa Bicakci and Andy Lutomirski discovered that the kernel did not properly set up all arguments to an error handler callback used when running as a paravirtualized guest. An unprivileged attacker in a paravirtualized guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-14678, CVE-2018-18021, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2019-3460, CVE-2019-6974, CVE-2019-7221, CVE-2019-7222, CVE-2019-7308, CVE-2019-8912, CVE-2019-8980, CVE-2019-9213
MD5 | 9df4a9429f2b343c6821c2ba1bac6165
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3931-1
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3931-1 - M. Vefa Bicakci and Andy Lutomirski discovered that the kernel did not properly set up all arguments to an error handler callback used when running as a paravirtualized guest. An unprivileged attacker in a paravirtualized guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel on ARM 64bit processors did not properly handle some ioctls. An attacker with the privilege to create KVM-based virtual machines could use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code in the host. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-14678, CVE-2018-18021, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2019-3460, CVE-2019-6974, CVE-2019-7221, CVE-2019-7222, CVE-2019-7308, CVE-2019-8912, CVE-2019-8980, CVE-2019-9213
MD5 | 9f1f75dea510a42aad60524b705fc805
Debian Security Advisory 4308-1
Posted Oct 2, 2018
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 4308-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2018-10902, CVE-2018-10938, CVE-2018-13099, CVE-2018-14609, CVE-2018-14617, CVE-2018-14633, CVE-2018-14678, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-15572, CVE-2018-15594, CVE-2018-16276, CVE-2018-16658, CVE-2018-17182, CVE-2018-6554, CVE-2018-6555, CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-9363, CVE-2018-9516
MD5 | a1995d1e6eb105061c1bda57627f1054
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