Debian DLA-2586-1 : linux security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 147532


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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

CVE-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19813, CVE-2019-19816

'Team bobfuzzer' reported bugs in Btrfs that could lead to a use-after-free or heap buffer overflow, and could be triggered by crafted filesystem images. A user permitted to mount and access arbitrary filesystems could use these to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.


A flaw was reported in the JFS filesystem code allowing a local attacker with the ability to set extended attributes to cause a denial of service.


Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki reported a use-after-free flaw in the ftrace ring buffer resizing logic due to a race condition, which could result in denial of service or information leak.


David Disseldorp discovered that the LIO SCSI target implementation performed insufficient checking in certain XCOPY requests. An attacker with access to a LUN and knowledge of Unit Serial Number assignments can take advantage of this flaw to read and write to any LIO backstore, regardless of the SCSI transport settings.

CVE-2020-29568 (XSA-349)

Michael Kurth and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz reported that frontends can trigger OOM in backends by updating a watched path.

CVE-2020-29569 (XSA-350)

Olivier Benjamin and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz reported a use-after-free flaw which can be triggered by a block frontend in Linux blkback. A misbehaving guest can trigger a dom0 crash by continuously connecting / disconnecting a block frontend.


Jann Horn reported a locking inconsistency issue in the tty subsystem which may allow a local attacker to mount a read-after-free attack against TIOCGSID.


Jann Horn reported a locking issue in the tty subsystem which can result in a use-after-free. A local attacker can take advantage of this flaw for memory corruption or privilege escalation.


A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the mwifiex WiFi driver which could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code via a long SSID value.


吴异 reported an information leak in the NFSv3 server.
When only a subdirectory of a filesystem volume is exported, an NFS client listing the exported directory would obtain a file handle to the parent directory, allowing it to access files that were not meant to be exported.

Even after this update, it is still possible for NFSv3 clients to guess valid file handles and access files outside an exported subdirectory, unless the 'subtree_check' export option is enabled. It is recommended that you do not use that option but only export whole filesystem volumes.


It was discovered that PI futexes have a kernel stack use-after-free during fault handling. An unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the kernel (resulting in denial of service) or for privilege escalation.

CVE-2021-26930 (XSA-365)

Olivier Benjamin, Norbert Manthey, Martin Mazein, and Jan H.
Schönherr discovered that the Xen block backend driver (xen-blkback) did not handle grant mapping errors correctly. A malicious guest could exploit this bug to cause a denial of service (crash), or possibly an information leak or privilege escalation, within the domain running the backend, which is typically dom0.

CVE-2021-26931 (XSA-362), CVE-2021-26932 (XSA-361), CVE-2021-28038 (XSA-367)

Jan Beulich discovered that the Xen support code and various Xen backend drivers did not handle grant mapping errors correctly. A malicious guest could exploit these bugs to cause a denial of service (crash) within the domain running the backend, which is typically dom0.


Adam Nichols reported that the iSCSI initiator subsystem did not properly restrict access to transport handle attributes in sysfs. On a system acting as an iSCSI initiator, this is an information leak to local users and makes it easier to exploit CVE-2021-27364.


Adam Nichols reported that the iSCSI initiator subsystem did not properly restrict access to its netlink management interface. On a system acting as an iSCSI initiator, a local user could use these to cause a denial of service (disconnection of storage) or possibly for privilege escalation.


Adam Nichols reported that the iSCSI initiator subsystem did not correctly limit the lengths of parameters or 'passthrough PDUs' sent through its netlink management interface. On a system acting as an iSCSI initiator, a local user could use these to leak the contents of kernel memory, to cause a denial of service (kernel memory corruption or crash), and probably for privilege escalation.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.258-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

For the detailed security status of linux please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147532

File Name: debian_DLA-2586.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2021

Updated: 5/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19816


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:hyperv-daemons, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcpupower-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcpupower1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libusbip-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-6-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-6-s390, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-6-x86, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-cpupower, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-4kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-5kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-mips, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-mips64el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-mipsel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-ppc64el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-all-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-common-rt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-loongson-3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-octeon, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-powerpc64le, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-9-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-4kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-4kc-malta-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-5kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-5kc-malta-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-686-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-arm64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-armmp-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-armmp-lpae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-loongson-3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-loongson-3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-marvell-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-octeon, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-octeon-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-powerpc64le, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-powerpc64le-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-rt-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-rt-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-9-s390x-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-kbuild-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-libc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-perf-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-4.9.0-9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:usbip, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/28/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19813, CVE-2019-19816, CVE-2020-27815, CVE-2020-27825, CVE-2020-28374, CVE-2020-29568, CVE-2020-29569, CVE-2020-29660, CVE-2020-29661, CVE-2020-36158, CVE-2021-26930, CVE-2021-26931, CVE-2021-26932, CVE-2021-27363, CVE-2021-27364, CVE-2021-27365, CVE-2021-28038, CVE-2021-3178, CVE-2021-3347