CVE-2019-5489

NameCVE-2019-5489
DescriptionThe mincore() implementation in mm/mincore.c in the Linux kernel through 4.19.13 allowed local attackers to observe page cache access patterns of other processes on the same system, potentially allowing sniffing of secret information. (Fixing this affects the output of the fincore program.) Limited remote exploitation may be possible, as demonstrated by latency differences in accessing public files from an Apache HTTP Server.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1823-1, DLA-1824-1, DSA-4465-1
NVD severitylow (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
stretch4.9.168-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u5fixed
buster4.19.37-5fixed
buster (security)4.19.37-5+deb10u2fixed
bullseye4.19.37-6fixed
sid5.2.7-1fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u5~deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.19.37-4low
linuxsourcejessie3.16.68-2lowDLA-1823-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.168-1+deb9u3lowDSA-4465-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.168-1+deb9u3~deb8u1lowDLA-1824-1

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