Bug 1920471 (CVE-2020-0465) - CVE-2020-0465 kernel: out of bounds write in hid-multitouch.c may lead to escalation of privilege
Summary: CVE-2020-0465 kernel: out of bounds write in hid-multitouch.c may lead to esc...
Alias: CVE-2020-0465
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: 1920472 Red Hat1920848 Red Hat1920849 Red Hat1920850
Blocks: Embargoed1920473
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-01-26 11:38 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2022-03-03 15:57 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s multi-touch input system. An out-of-bounds write triggered by a use-after-free issue could lead to memory corruption or possible privilege escalation. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.
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Last Closed: 2022-03-02 22:21:13 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:0679 0 None None None 2022-02-24 20:40:44 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:0690 0 None None None 2022-02-28 14:16:31 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:0740 0 None None None 2022-03-03 15:57:44 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2022:0620 0 None None None 2022-02-22 16:57:42 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2022:0622 0 None None None 2022-02-22 17:00:11 UTC

Description Marian Rehak 2021-01-26 11:38:36 UTC
In various methods of hid-multitouch.c, there is a possible out of bounds write due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.



Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2021-01-26 11:40:04 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1920472]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2021-01-26 20:05:09 UTC
This issue was fixed for Fedora with the 5.8.7 stable kernel updates.

Comment 11 RaTasha Tillery-Smith 2021-02-16 19:33:16 UTC

As the multitouch module will be auto-loaded when required, its use can be disabled by preventing the module from loading with the following instructions:

# echo "install hid-multitouch /bin/true" >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-hid-multitouch.conf

The system may need to be restarted if the hid-multitouch module is loaded. In most circumstances, a kernel modules will be unable to be unloaded while in use.

If the system requires this module to work correctly, this mitigation may not be suitable.

If you need further assistance, see KCS article https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 or contact Red Hat Global Support Services.

Comment 24 errata-xmlrpc 2022-02-22 16:57:38 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2022:0620 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:0620

Comment 25 errata-xmlrpc 2022-02-22 17:00:08 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2022:0622 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:0622

Comment 26 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-03-02 22:21:08 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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