CVE-2019-15239

HIGH

Description

In the Linux kernel, a certain net/ipv4/tcp_output.c change, which was properly incorporated into 4.16.12, was incorrectly backported to the earlier longterm kernels, introducing a new vulnerability that was potentially more severe than the issue that was intended to be fixed by backporting. Specifically, by adding to a write queue between disconnection and re-connection, a local attacker can trigger multiple use-after-free conditions. This can result in a kernel crash, or potentially in privilege escalation. NOTE: this affects (for example) Linux distributions that use 4.9.x longterm kernels before 4.9.190 or 4.14.x longterm kernels before 4.14.139.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00064.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00066.html

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7f582b248d0a86bae5788c548d7bb5bca6f7691a

https://lore.kernel.org/stable/[email protected]/

https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/advisories/linux-kernel-4.9-tcpsocketsuaf

https://salsa.debian.org/kernel-team/kernel-sec/blob/f6273af2d956a87296b6b60379d0a186c9be4bbc/active/CVE-2019-15239

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4497

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-08-20

Updated: 2019-09-24

Type: CWE-416

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