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CVE-2018-16862

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Overview

A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in a way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3879-1
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3879-1 - Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel could possibly perform an out of bounds write when updating the journal for an inline file. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service. Vasily Averin and Pavel Tikhomirov discovered that the cleancache subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly initialize new files in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-10883, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-19407, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2018-20169
MD5 | de715ed77a7448afa809105bbb07f753
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3879-2
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3879-2 - USN-3879-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel could possibly perform an out of bounds write when updating the journal for an inline file. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-10883, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-19407, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2018-20169
MD5 | 7d67540e48e386ac0d76ffd1bd9f7fbe
Slackware Security Advisory - Slackware 14.2 kernel Updates
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Authored by Slackware Security Team | Site slackware.com

Slackware Security Advisory - New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to fix security issues.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, slackware
advisories | CVE-2017-18241, CVE-2017-18249, CVE-2018-10880, CVE-2018-1120, CVE-2018-12896, CVE-2018-13053, CVE-2018-13096, CVE-2018-13097, CVE-2018-13099, CVE-2018-13100, CVE-2018-14610, CVE-2018-14611, CVE-2018-14612, CVE-2018-14613, CVE-2018-14614, CVE-2018-14616, CVE-2018-14633, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-16884, CVE-2018-17972, CVE-2018-18021, CVE-2018-18281, CVE-2018-18690, CVE-2018-18710, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2018-19985
MD5 | 8236617ae0607e51011029f4f742813e
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