Bug 1705498 (CVE-2019-11486) - CVE-2019-11486 kernel: multiple race conditions in Siemens R3964 line discipline driver in drivers/tty/n_r3964.c leading to denial of service
Summary: CVE-2019-11486 kernel: multiple race conditions in Siemens R3964 line discipl...
Alias: CVE-2019-11486
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1705499
Blocks: 1705500
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-05-02 12:15 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2021-02-16 21:59 UTC (History)
44 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 5.0.8
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Siemens r3964 adapter driver. The flaw allows an attacker, with a local account and an ability to open the serial port of a Siemens r3964 adapter, may be able to abuse this race condition for memory corruption and possibly privilege escalation.
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Last Closed: 2019-05-31 06:19:46 UTC

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Description msiddiqu 2019-05-02 12:15:13 UTC
The Siemens R3964 line discipline driver in drivers/tty/n_r3964.c in the Linux kernel before 5.0.8 has multiple race conditions.

Upstream patch:




Comment 1 msiddiqu 2019-05-02 12:15:49 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1705499]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2019-05-02 17:42:03 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.0.8 stable kernel updates.

Comment 4 Wade Mealing 2019-05-31 05:45:02 UTC
The fix proposed by upstream is not actually fixing the problem, instead they are attempting to mask out the ability to build the code with the buggy implementation. The code with the race condition still exists in the repository, and likely other CVE's may come about if/when this driver gets fixed.

Comment 5 Wade Mealing 2019-05-31 05:52:10 UTC
This task is marked as moderate as there is likely a chance for memory corruption, but this hardware is uncommon, it is unlikely that most systems have this hardware.

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