Bug 1775074 (CVE-2019-19055)

Summary: CVE-2019-19055 kernel: memory leak in the nl80211_get_ftm_responder_stats() function in net/wireless/nl80211.c allows DoS
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: msiddiqu
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: acaringi, airlied, bdettelb, bhu, blc, brdeoliv, bskeggs, dhoward, dvlasenk, esammons, fhrbata, hdegoede, hkrzesin, iboverma, ichavero, itamar, jarodwilson, jeremy, jforbes, jglisse, jlelli, john.j5live, jonathan, josef, jross, jshortt, jstancek, jwboyer, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, linville, masami256, matt, mchehab, mcressma, mjg59, mlangsdo, nmurray, qzhao, rt-maint, rvrbovsk, steved, williams, yozone
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. The Wireless configuration API functionality mishandles resource cleanup in nl80211_get_ftm_responder_stats function. An attacker able to trigger the resource cleanup code path could use this flaw to crash the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Last Closed: 2020-09-29 21:59:04 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1775116, 1776606, 1829289, 1829290, 1829291, 1829292    
Bug Blocks: 1775107    

Description msiddiqu 2019-11-21 12:06:05 UTC
A memory leak in the nl80211_get_ftm_responder_stats() function innet/wireless/nl80211.c allows attackers tocause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering nl80211hdr_put() failures

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Comment 1 msiddiqu 2019-11-21 12:19:53 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1775116]

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2020-04-29 10:53:36 UTC

This issue is rated as having Moderate impact because of the preconditions needed to trigger the resource cleanup code path.

Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2020-04-29 10:53:41 UTC

In order to mitigate this issue it is possible to prevent the affected code from being loaded by blacklisting the kernel module cfg80211. For instructions relating to how to blacklist a kernel module refer to: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 .

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2020-09-29 18:58:27 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:4062 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:4062

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2020-09-29 20:52:09 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:4060 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:4060

Comment 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-09-29 21:59:04 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):