CVE-2019-11811: kernel: use-after-free in IPMI

Bug #1849209 reported by Bruce Jones on 2019-10-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Robin Lu

Bug Description

status : fixed
cvss2Score : 10
Attack Vector: N
Access Complexity : L
Autentication: N
Availability Impact :C
Affected packages:
['kernel', 'kernel-tools', 'kernel-tools-libs', 'perf', 'python-perf']
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.0.4. There is a use-after-free upon attempted read access to /proc/ioports after the ipmi_si module is removed, related to drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c, drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_mem_io.c, and drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_port_io.c.

CVE References

Bruce Jones (brucej) on 2019-10-21
tags: added:
Bruce Jones (brucej) on 2019-10-21
Changed in starlingx:
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: stx.3.0
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) wrote :

This was previously reported in
After further investigation, it was determined that StarlingX is not really vulnerable. See the details in the LP above. I think we can close this as a duplicate.

summary: - Fix CVE-2019-11811
+ CVE-2019-11811: kernel: use-after-free in IPMI
tags: added: stx.2.0
Changed in starlingx:
assignee: nobody → Ghada Khalil (gkhalil)
status: New → Invalid
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) wrote :

Re-opening: Even though the current StarlingX kernel version (957.21.3) is not vulnerable to this CVE, the vulnerability maybe introduced when picking up a newer kernel to address the following CVEs:

Note: All open kernel CVEs should be investigated and addressed together.

Changed in starlingx:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) on 2019-10-21
Changed in starlingx:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) on 2019-10-23
Changed in starlingx:
assignee: Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) → Cindy Xie (xxie1)
Cindy Xie (xxie1) on 2019-11-19
Changed in starlingx:
assignee: Cindy Xie (xxie1) → Lin Shuicheng (shuicheng)
Lin Shuicheng (shuicheng) wrote :

We are upgrading kernel to kernel-3.10.0-1062.1.2.el7.src.rpm currently, and I confirm below fix is already included in this srpm.

So no extra work is needed for this CVE.

Ok, Thanks :)

Lin Shuicheng (shuicheng) wrote :

Since both previous 957 and latest 1062 kernel doesn't have this CE issue.
I will close this issue as Invalid.
Feel free to add your comments if you have other idea.

Changed in starlingx:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) wrote :

The vuls scanning tool is reporting this CVE for StarlingX. Given we are now picking up a version of the kernel (1062) that has the fix, I prefer to have this CVE / launchpad referenced in that commit and marked as Fix Released when the commit is merged.

Changed in starlingx:
status: Invalid → Triaged
assignee: Lin Shuicheng (shuicheng) → Robin Lu (robinlu)
Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) wrote :

Assigning to Robin to link to his commits with the kernel upversion to 1062:

Ghada Khalil (gkhalil) on 2019-11-22
information type: Private Security → Public Security
Changed in starlingx:
status: Triaged → In Progress
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