Package : linux
CVE ID : CVE-2018-12207 CVE-2019-0154 CVE-2019-0155 CVE-2019-11135
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service, or information
It was discovered that on Intel CPUs supporting hardware
virtualisation with Extended Page Tables (EPT), a guest VM may
manipulate the memory management hardware to cause a Machine Check
Error (MCE) and denial of service (hang or crash).
The guest triggers this error by changing page tables without a
TLB flush, so that both 4 KB and 2 MB entries for the same virtual
address are loaded into the instruction TLB (iTLB). This update
implements a mitigation in KVM that prevents guest VMs from
loading 2 MB entries into the iTLB. This will reduce performance
of guest VMs.
Intel discovered that on their 8th and 9th generation GPUs,
reading certain registers while the GPU is in a low-power state
can cause a system hang. A local user permitted to use the GPU
can use this for denial of service.
This update mitigates the issue through changes to the i915
Intel discovered that their 9th generation and newer GPUs are
missing a security check in the Blitter Command Streamer (BCS). A
local user permitted to use the GPU could use this to access any
memory that the GPU has access to, which could result in a denial
of service (memory corruption or crash), a leak of sensitive
information, or privilege escalation.
This update mitigates the issue by adding the security check to
the i915 driver.
It was discovered that on Intel CPUs supporting transactional
memory (TSX), a transaction that is going to be aborted may
continue to execute speculatively, reading sensitive data from
internal buffers and leaking it through dependent operations.
Intel calls this "TSX Asynchronous Abort" (TAA).
For CPUs affected by the previously published Microarchitectural
Data Sampling (MDS) issues (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127,
CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091), the existing mitigation also
mitigates this issue.
For processors that are vulnerable to TAA but not MDS, this update
disables TSX by default. This mitigation requires updated CPU
microcode. An updated intel-microcode package (only available in
Debian non-free) will be provided via DSA 4565-1. The updated CPU
microcode may also be available as part of a system firmware