CVE-2019-15239

NameCVE-2019-15239
DescriptionIn 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.
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ReferencesDLA-1884-1, DSA-4497-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.72-1fixed
stretch4.9.189-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u5fixed
buster4.19.67-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.37-5+deb10u2fixed
bullseye, sid5.2.9-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.15.4-1high
linuxsourcejessie3.16.72-1highDLA-1884-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.168-1+deb9u5highDSA-4497-1

Notes

https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/advisories/linux-kernel-4.9-tcpsocketsuaf
Workaround entry for main entry as the issue never affected upstream version
actually and is specific to the stable versions backports.

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