CVE-2019-15239 Detail

Current 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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00064.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00066.html
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:3978
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:3979
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0027
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7f582b248d0a86bae5788c548d7bb5bca6f7691a Patch 
https://lore.kernel.org/stable/41a61a2f87691d2bc839f26cdfe6f5ff2f51e472.camel@decadent.org.uk/ Patch 
https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/advisories/linux-kernel-4.9-tcpsocketsuaf Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://salsa.debian.org/kernel-team/kernel-sec/blob/f6273af2d956a87296b6b60379d0a186c9be4bbc/active/CVE-2019-15239 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4497 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-416 Use After Free cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-15239
NVD Published Date:
08/20/2019
NVD Last Modified:
08/18/2020
Source:
MITRE