CVE-2019-13272

HIGH

Description

In the Linux kernel before 5.1.17, ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c mishandles the recording of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, which allows local users to obtain root access by leveraging certain scenarios with a parent-child process relationship, where a parent drops privileges and calls execve (potentially allowing control by an attacker). One contributing factor is an object lifetime issue (which can also cause a panic). Another contributing factor is incorrect marking of a ptrace relationship as privileged, which is exploitable through (for example) Polkit's pkexec helper with PTRACE_TRACEME. NOTE: SELinux deny_ptrace might be a usable workaround in some environments.

References

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/153663/Linux-PTRACE_TRACEME-Broken-Permission-Object-Lifetime-Handling.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/153702/Slackware-Security-Advisory-Slackware-14.2-kernel-Updates.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/154245/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0054-1.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2405

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2411

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1903

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1730895

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1140671

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.1.17

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6994eefb0053799d2e07cd140df6c2ea106c41ee

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6994eefb0053799d2e07cd140df6c2ea106c41ee

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/07/msg00022.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/07/msg00023.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/OGRK5LYWBJ4E4SRI4DKX367NHYSI3VOH/

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Jul/30

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Jul/33

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190806-0001/

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K91025336

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4093-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4094-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4095-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4117-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4118-1/

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4484

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-07-17

Updated: 2019-07-25

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH