Vulnerability CVE-2019-15791


Published: 2020-04-24

Description:
In shiftfs, a non-upstream patch to the Linux kernel included in the Ubuntu 5.0 and 5.3 kernel series, shiftfs_btrfs_ioctl_fd_replace() installs an fd referencing a file from the lower filesystem without taking an additional reference to that file. After the btrfs ioctl completes this fd is closed, which then puts a reference to that file, leading to a refcount underflow.

Type:

CWE-191

(Integer Underflow (Wrap or Wraparound))

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.6/10
6.4/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Linux -> Linux kernel 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
https://git.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-kernel/ubuntu/+source/linux/+git/eoan/commit/?id=601a64857b3d7040ca15c39c929e6b9db3373ec1
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-4183-1
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-4184-1

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